The New York State Attorney General announced a joint state-federal settlement with the Long Island, NY-based pediatrics practice Freed, Kleinberg, Nussbaum, Festa & Kronberg M.D., LLP (Practice), as well as various current and former partner physicians of the Practice, including Arnold W. Scherz, M.D., Mitchell Kleinberg, M.D., Michael Nussbaum, M.D., Robert Festa, M.D., and Jason Kronberg, D.O. (Partners) — doing business as Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
The Attorney General for the State of New York settled a New York State False Claims Act qui tam action, brought by Andrea Fischer and handled by Andrea Fischer and Audrey Schechter of Fischer Legal Group, on behalf of its client whistleblower, against Port Authority food vendors. The case involved large scale tax fraud committed by the defendants against New York State.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the conviction of Yankee Clipper Food Services I Corporation on felony charges stemming from an extensive scheme to avoid paying New York taxes between 2011 and 2015. This conviction was related to the whistleblower case brought by Fischer Legal Group.
Westchester Medical Center agreed to pay $18.8 million and admit to misconduct to settle a U.S. lawsuit accusing the suburban New York hospital operator of violating a federal anti-kickback law and defrauding Medicare, federal prosecutors said.
The United States government and the Fischer Legal Group‘s predecessor firm’s client settled a False Claims Act case against CVS/RX America. The client, a senior citizen, alleged that RX America was billing more for certain drugs on its prescription plan than the amounts set forth by RX America on the Medicare website.
On March 17, 2015, a $10 million settlement was approved by the Miami-Dade Commissioners for a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a whistleblower, who was an insider at Miami-Dade Transit Authority. Fischer Legal Group‘s predecessor firm represented a former county transit official, blew the whistle in 2010 when the whistleblower was fired after reporting objections to mishandled transportation grants.