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Hare Wynn attorneys Scott Powell and Don McKenna represent one of four whistleblowers who brought False Claims Act suits against Novartis Pharmaceuticals for off-label marketing of Trileptal and paying illegal kickbacks to doctors in association with six other drugs. Hare Wynn’s client will receive a multi-million dollar share of the $25 million whistleblower award paid by the Justice Department to four former employee whistleblowers.

Scott Powell and Don McKenna were named 2009 Whistleblower Lawyers of the Year by the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund.

Go here for more info about Hare Wynn's work in False Claims cases.


Hare, Wynn lawyers Scott A. Powell and Don McKenna named 2009 False Claims Act Lawyers of the Year by Taxpayers Against Fraud for their work in achieving a $40 million settlement in the 15 year long non-intervened case of U.S. ex rel Pogue v. Diabetes Treatment Centers of America.http://www.taf.org/whistle257.htm

November 10, 2009, Hare Wynn Attorney Don McKenna speaks in Memphis, Tennessee on the False Claims Act at a Continuing Legal Education Seminar concerning Hot Topics in Healthcare. View the conference agenda here.

September 2009: Phizer agrees to the largest False Claims Act settlement in U.S. history. $2.3 billion to settle charges related to off-label marketing of prescription drugs. Several whistleblowers will share more than $90 million in whistleblower awards. http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2009/September/09-aag-900.html

May 2009: FERA Amendments to the False Claims Act broaden the scope of the Act and provide greater Whistleblower protection. Read the amendments.

Documented examples of False Claims

Eli Lilly and Company Agrees to Pay $1.415 billion to Resolve Off-label Promotioin of Zyprexa. Click Here

Indiana Home Health Agency Pays Nearly $2 million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations. Click Here

Alabama-Based Hospice Company Pays $24.7 Million to Settle Health Care Fraud Claims. Click Here

Dallas Independent School District Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Involving E-Rate Program. Click Here

Dynamics Research Corporation to Pay $15 Million to Resolve Allegations of Kickbacks and False Claims Related to Air Force Contracts. Click Here

L-3 Communications Corp. Pays U.S. $4 Million to Settle Overbilling Allegations on Iraq War Contract. Click Here

EGL Pays U.S. to Resolve False Claims & Kickback Allegations Related to Overseas Shipments for the Military. Click Here

National City Mortgage to Pay $4.6 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations Involving Federally Insured Mortgages. Click Here

Merck to Pay More than $650 Million to Resolve Claims of Fraudulent Price Reporting and Kickbacks. Click Here

The Scooter Store to Pay United States $4 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations. Click Here

SCCI Health Services & Subsidiary Pay U.S. $7.5 Million for Kickback & False Claims Act Violations. Click Here

Schering-Plough To Pay $345 Million To Resolve Criminal And Civil Liabilities For Illegal Marketing Of Claritin - Click Here

Wal-Mart To Pay $2.8 Million For Allegedly Dispensing Partial Prescriptons & Billing U.S. Health Programs For Full Amounts - Click Here

Southwest Florida Radiologists To Pay U.S. $2.5 Million For Allegedly Overcharging Medicare - Click Here

Warner-Lambert To Pay $430 Million To Resolve Criminal & Civil Health Care Liability Relating To Off-Label Promotion - Click Here

Sungard Business Systems To Pay U.S. $425,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations - Click Here

Tap Pharmaceutical Products, Inc. and seven others charged with health care crimes; agrees to pay $875 million to settle charges - Click Here

NASA contractor to pay $2.5 million to resolve false claims allegations - Click Here

Shell Oil to pay United States $110 million for underpayment of oil royalties - Click Here

Settlement reached with Ohio firm that armor-plated military Hummer four-wheel-drive vehicles - Click Here

NASA space shuttle contractors settle fraud allegations against Boeing; United Space Alliance to pay fine - Click Here

Nevada defense contractor will pay $320,000 for selling untested electronic parts to military- Click Here

Chevron agrees to pay $95 million to resolve underpayment of oil royalties - Click Here

Mississippi shipbuilding company agrees to pay $2.25 million to settle claims that it overbilled the Navy - Click Here

Two companies settle with U.S. for underpayment of coal royalties - Click Here

Defense contractors will pay $4.5 million to settle allegations they overcharged Navy or military contracts - Click Here

Vendell Healthcare pays $4.2 million to settle whistleblower suit for healthcare insurance fraud - Click Here


Take a look at some other qui tam cases, or search the Law.com database.

U.S. Deparment of Justice - Civil Division Press Releases