Whistleblower Law

Education Fraud

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Whistleblower Cases in Higher Education

Fraud against the government in higher education is rampant. Successful whistleblower lawsuits under the False Claims Act have led to significant recoveries for students and for the government. Lieff Cabraser obtained a record whistleblower settlement against the University of Phoenix in a case that charged that Phoenix had violated the Higher Education Act by providing improper incentive pay to its recruiters. High student loan default rates not only result in wasted federal funds, but the students who receive these loans and then default are burdened for years with tremendous debt without the benefit of a college degree.

In addition to cases against schools that pay recruiters for enrolling students, other government fraud lawsuits in higher education have included actions against schools that encourage students to falsify academic credentials to get federal funding. Schools have been sued for practices geared to arbitrarily increasing student fees, including penalty fees for missed classes and schedules designed to make course completion so difficult that many students are forced to retake and re-pay for credits. Still other schools have faced lawsuits for inflating course costs and for wildly exaggerating graduate placement rates and thus degree value.

Whistleblower Attorneys

Lieff Cabraser represents whistleblowers in a wide range of federal False Claims Act and other whistleblower cases. We have the resources, experience, and skill to appropriately investigate even the largest and most complex matters and take them all the way through trial. We have the resources, experience, and skill to appropriately investigate even the largest and most complex matters and take them all the way through trial. Learn more about our work in helping whistleblowers stop fraud and obtain recoveries.

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Please use the form below to contact a whistleblower lawyer at Lieff Cabraser regarding your whistleblower lawsuit or for answers to your questions on whistleblower law. Our whistleblower attorneys will promptly and confidentially review your inquiry without charge or obligation.

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Seattle Whistleblower Lawyers

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From our office in Seattle, Lieff Cabraser’s whistleblower attorneys represent clients throughout Washington and the nation. We have successfully represented clients in whistle blower cases against major corporations across multiple industries.

Whistleblower Attorneys

We represent whistleblowers in a wide range of federal False Claims Act and other whistleblower cases. We have the resources, experience, and skill to appropriately investigate even the largest and most complex matters and take them all the way through trial. Learn more about our work in helping whistleblowers stop fraud and obtain recoveries.

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Please use the form below to contact a whistleblower lawyer at Lieff Cabraser regarding your whistleblower lawsuit or for answers to your questions on whistleblower law. Our whistleblower attorneys will promptly and confidentially review your inquiry without charge or obligation.

We will review your claim without fee or obligation, and Lieff Cabraser agrees to protect your name and all confidential information you submit against disclosure, publication or unauthorized use to the full extent under the law.

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California Whistleblower Lawyers

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From our office in San Francisco, Lieff Cabraser’s whistleblower attorneys represent clients throughout California and the nation. We have successfully represented clients or are representing clients from the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles and Southern California in whistle blower cases against major corporations across multiple industries.

Whistleblower Attorneys

We represent whistleblowers in a wide range of federal False Claims Act and other whistleblower cases. We have the resources, experience, and skill to appropriately investigate even the largest and most complex matters and take them all the way through trial. Learn more about our work in helping whistleblowers stop fraud and obtain recoveries.

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Please use the form below to contact a whistleblower lawyer at Lieff Cabraser regarding your whistleblower lawsuit or for answers to your questions on whistleblower law. Our whistleblower attorneys will promptly and confidentially review your inquiry without charge or obligation.

We will review your claim without fee or obligation, and Lieff Cabraser agrees to protect your name and all confidential information you submit against disclosure, publication or unauthorized use to the full extent under the law.

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Nashville Tennessee Whistleblower Lawyers

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From our office in Nashville, Lieff Cabraser represents clients from Tennessee, the South, and Midwest in whistleblower cases brought under the federal False Claims Act and state whistleblower laws. We have successfully represented clients or are representing clients from these areas in whistleblower cases against major corporations across multiple industries.

In June 2014, Mark Chalos, a partner at Lieff Cabraser based in our Nashville office, gave a presentation to a group of Tennessee lawyers summarizing the False Claims Act and discussing the latest developments in whistleblower law. Read a copy of Mark’s presentation on Whistleblower law.

Focus on Healthcare Fraud

Kickbacks paid to physicians to prescribe certain drugs or treatments, false statements made to obtain payment for unnecessary tests and procedures, double billing for medical charges, "upcoding" charges to be paid for more than the services provided, and fraud by hospice providers and nursing homes are some the ways Medicare fraud occurs. These types of fraud trigger violations of the False Claims Act as it prohibits persons and companies from submitting false claims for payment from the government.

Many whistleblower lawsuits charging Medicare fraud have been filed in federal court in Nashville due to the significant number of companies in the health care field located in Nashville and elsewhere in Tennessee. More than 250 health care companies have operations in Nashville and work on a multi-state, national or international basis, with more than 300 local professional service firms (e.g., accounting, architecture, banking, legal) providing expertise in the health care industry. Nashville’s health care industry generates more than $70 billion in revenue.

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We represent whistleblowers in a wide range of federal False Claims Act and other whistleblower cases. We have the resources, experience, and skill to appropriately investigate even the largest and most complex matters and take them all the way through trial. Learn more about our work in helping whistleblowers stop fraud and obtain recoveries.

Contact Lieff Cabraser

Please call Mark Chalos at 1 866 313-1973 to discuss your whistleblower case. Or use the form below to contact Mark and other whistleblower lawyers at Lieff Cabraser. We will promptly and confidentially review your inquiry without any charge or obligation.

We will review your claim without fee or obligation, and Lieff Cabraser agrees to protect your name and all confidential information you submit against disclosure, publication or unauthorized use to the full extent under the law.

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New York Whistleblower Lawyers

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From our office in New York City, Lieff Cabraser’s whistleblower attorneys represent clients throughout New York and the nation. We have successfully represented clients or are representing clients from the New York metropolitan area, New York state, and the larger tri-state area and the East in whistle blower cases against major corporations across multiple industries.

Whistleblower Attorneys

We represent whistleblowers in a wide range of federal False Claims Act and other whistleblower cases. We have the resources, experience, and skill to appropriately investigate even the largest and most complex matters and take them all the way through trial. Learn more about our work in helping whistleblowers stop fraud and obtain recoveries.

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Please use the form below to contact a whistleblower lawyer at Lieff Cabraser regarding your whistleblower lawsuit or for answers to your questions on whistleblower law. Our whistleblower attorneys will promptly and confidentially review your inquiry without charge or obligation.

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Whistleblower Law Resources

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The United States government provides information and resources relating to the protection of whistleblowers and whistleblower lawsuits. These resources include:

Department of Justice

US Internal Revenue Service Whistleblower Resources

US Securities & Exchange Commission

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Please use the form below to contact a whistleblower lawyer at Lieff Cabraser regarding your whistleblower lawsuit or for answers to your questions on whistleblower law, or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358. Our whistleblower attorneys will promptly and confidentially review your inquiry without charge or obligation, and Lieff Cabraser agrees to protect your name and all confidential information you submit against disclosure, publication or unauthorized use to the full extent under the law.

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Protecting Employee Whistleblowers

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Lieff Cabraser’s nationally-recognized employment lawyers have secured justice for employees, and helped our clients change the workplace, in a wide variety of employment cases against some of the nation’s largest employers, including Walmart, Home Depot, IBM, Federal Express, Smith Barney, and Best Buy. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, back pay, and/or retirement benefits for workers.

Our employment lawyers are currently litigating precedent-setting class action lawsuits of national importance, including large gender discrimination cases against top Wall Street firms, claims that many of the nation’s largest technology companies have fixed and suppressed high-tech workers’ wages, and claims involving improper wage deductions, as well as ERISA claims on behalf of employees and retirees for pension plan abuses.

Our goal is not only to recover compensation for employees and job applicants who have suffered legal violations but also to require employers to comply with the law. We safeguard employees against retaliation, and understand the risks, and benefits, of exposing fraud or misconduct in the workplace.

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We represent whistleblowers in a wide range of federal False Claims Act and other whistleblower cases. We have the resources, experience, and skill to appropriately investigate even the largest and most complex matters and take them all the way through trial. Learn more about our work in helping whistleblowers stop fraud and obtain recoveries.

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Please use the form below to contact a whistleblower lawyer at Lieff Cabraser regarding your whistleblower lawsuit or for answers to your questions on whistleblower law, or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358. Our whistleblower attorneys will promptly and confidentially review your inquiry without charge or obligation, and Lieff Cabraser agrees to protect your name and all confidential information you submit against disclosure, publication or unauthorized use to the full extent under the law.

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Securities Fraud and Financial Fraud Whistleblower Law

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Lieff Cabraser has a long and successful track record of winning tough, complex cases on behalf of investors against powerful corporations and corporate executives who have committed securities and financial fraud. We have tried two federal securities class actions to jury verdicts, prevailing in both, including a $170 million verdict. Working with co-counsel, we have achieved verdicts, judgments, and settlements in excess of $2.5 billion for our clients in securities and investor fraud cases.

Certain kinds of financial frauds cases can also be brought by whistleblowers under the False Claims Act and other statutes. In particular, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act provides significant incentives and protections for whistleblowers who provide information on violations of federal securities and commodities exchange laws. These violations can include insider trading, accounting fraud, money laundering, bribing a foreign official, manipulating commodities prices, or manipulating currency exchange rates. Whistleblowers are also entitled to recover a share of monies owing to the government by virtue of tax fraud.

Today, we serve as co-counsel for the whistleblowers in an action against State Street Corporation which serves as the contractual custodian for over 40% of public pension funds in the United States. As the contractual custodian, State Street is responsible for undertaking the foreign currency exchange (FX) transactions necessary to facilitate a customer’s purchases or sales of foreign securities.

The complaint charges that State Street violated the California False Claims Act by systematically manipulating the timing of its execution and reporting of FX trades in order to enrich itself, at the expense of California custodial public pension fund clients, including the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System. The case is in the discovery stage after the trial court denied State Street’s demurrer.

We are investigating multiple whistleblower financial fraud case and several cases have been filed that remain under seal.

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We represent whistleblowers in a wide range of federal False Claims Act and other whistleblower cases. We have the resources, experience, and skill to appropriately investigate even the largest and most complex matters and take them all the way through trial. Learn more about our work in helping whistleblowers stop fraud and obtain recoveries.

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Please use the form below to contact a whistleblower lawyer at Lieff Cabraser regarding your whistleblower lawsuit or for answers to your questions on whistleblower law, or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358. Our whistleblower attorneys will promptly and confidentially review your inquiry without charge or obligation, and Lieff Cabraser agrees to protect your name and all confidential information you submit against disclosure, publication or unauthorized use to the full extent under the law.

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Nursing Home Fraud

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In 2013, U.S. government investigators found numerous examples of poor quality of care, including services related to wound and medication management. The analysis built on a separate report from 2013 that showed Medicare paid $1.5 billion more to nursing homes than they were owed in 2009 because the facilities erroneously billed a quarter of their claims.

Daniel Levinson, the inspector general, said in his report, “These findings raise concerns about what Medicare is paying for.”

Reviewers stated that Medicare paid over $5 billion to nursing homes in 2009 that failed to meet quality-of-care requirements, U.S. government investigators said. In 2012, Medicare paid $32.2 billion to nursing home.

The inspector general today recommended that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services strengthen regulations on care planning, increase surveillance of underperforming nursing facilities and more directly link pay to performance.

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We represent whistleblowers in a wide range of federal False Claims Act and other whistleblower cases. Lieff Cabraser also successfully settled a case against a chain of nursing homes for violating importation state laws designed to protect nursing home residents. We have the resources, experience, and skill to appropriately investigate even the largest and most complex matters and take them all the way through trial. Learn more about our work in helping whistleblowers stop fraud and obtain recoveries.

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If you have information you believe relates to a False Claims Act case for nursing home or medicare fraud, please use the form below to contact a False Claims Act attorney at Lieff Cabraser, or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358. There is no cost or obligation for our review of your whistleblower fraud case, and Lieff Cabraser agrees to protect your name and all confidential information you submit against disclosure, publication or unauthorized use to the full extent under the law.

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