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U.S. & COALITION TROOPS FOOD SUPPLIER IN AFGHANISTAN PAYS $389,300,000 IN CIVIL DAMAGES, CRIMINAL FINES AND PENALTIES

  On behalf of their client Michael Epp, the law firms Morgan Verkamp LLC (Cincinnati) and Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP (Philadelphia) note the settlement of claims initiated by Mr. Epp alleging fraud on the part of Supreme Foodservice, the “prime vendor” of food and related items to the Department of Defense and […]

Bostwick Laboratories Agrees To Pay United States $6,048,000 To Settle Allegations That It Offered Incentives To Physicians In Exchange For Referrals And Billed For Unordered Tests And Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 14, 2014 On behalf of its client Michael Daugherty, Morgan Verkamp, LLC is pleased to announce that Bostwick Laboratories, Inc., an anatomic and pathology lab based in Uniondale, New York, has agreed to pay the United States $6,048,000 to resolve allegations regarding violations of the False Claims Act.   The […]

Statement of William W. Thompson, Ph.D., Regarding the 2004 Article Examining the Possibility of a Relationship Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

My name is William Thompson.  I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.   I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information  in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received […]

Omnicare Agrees to Pay $120 Million to Settle Kickback Claim

October 23, 2013, Bloomberg News, “Omnicare Agrees to Pay $120 Million to Settle Kickback Claim” by Margaret Fisk   Follow the link below for the full story published by Bloomberg News.   http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-10-23/omnicare-agrees-to-pay-120-million-to-settle-kickback-claim-1

Omnicare (NYSE: OCR) Agrees to Pay United States $120,000,000 to Settle Allegations of Illegal Discounts to Nursing Homes in Exchange for Patient Referrals

Morgan Verkamp LLC – Cincinnati, Ohio (Contact: Frederick M. Morgan, Jr., Tel. (513) 651-4400)Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP – Cleveland, Ohio (Contact: Virginia A. Davidson, Tel. (216) 622-8588) Sanford Heisler LLP – New York, New York (Contact: Ross Brooks, Tel. (646) 402-5668)Berger Montague, PC – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Contact: Daniel R. Miller, Tel (215) 875-5702) FOR IMMEDIATE […]

Whistleblowers, Incentives, and Ethics

On March 2, 2012 Jennifer Verkamp spoke at the annual meeting of the Association of Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) as part of a panel on “Whistleblowers, Incentives, and Ethics.” Ms. Verkamp spoke about her experience with whistleblowers and the effect of whistleblowing on their lives, as well as on the importance of ethical businesses […]

Rick Morgan radio interview on Ohio False Claims Act

Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke at length with Rick Morgan on June 2, 2011 regarding the Ohio False Claims Act bill, now pending before the Ohio Senate.  The bill is strongly supported by a number of prominent Senate republicans and Attorney General Mike DeWine.  You can hear the interview here.

Rick Morgan moderates Motions Practice panel at June 2010 ABA National Institute

The ABA’s Eighth Annual National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act was held Washington, D.C. in early June, 2010. Rick Morgan moderated a lively panel of exceptionally-accomplished counsel from government, the defense bar, and relator’s bar, discussing practical applications of developments in Rule 9(b) and legislative amendments to the False Claims Act.