Category Archives: Timothy Wombles

Department of Justice Raises Penalties for False Claim and Anti-Kickback Violations

By: Timothy S. Wombles On January 29, 2018, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) increased the per-claim range of civil monetary penalties under the federal False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq.) (“FCA”) in accordance with a statutory … Continue reading

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Florida Federal Judge Vacates $347 million False Claims Act Judgment against Nursing Home Operator

On January 11, 2018, a federal judge in Tampa, Florida vacated a $347 million False Claims Act judgment against a skilled nursing facility operator and its related entities. Continue reading

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Amendment 7 Not Preempted By Federal Law

By: Timothy Wombles In a recent case, Charles v. Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc., the Florida Supreme Court held that hospital and physician incident reports required by Florida law are not protected from discovery by the Federal Patient Safety … Continue reading

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