US Failed To Pay $1.2M From FCA Settlement, Relators Say

Law360, Los Angeles (March 25, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT) -- Two whistleblowers hit the United States with a lawsuit in California federal court on Tuesday, accusing the government of negligently failing to pay the relators more than $1.2 million of a settlement stemming from their False Claims Act suit over fraudulent Medicare claims.

Plaintiffs Dora Figueroa and Francisca Pages filed a qui tam action in 2005 against Pacific Coast Hematology/Oncology Medical Group Inc. that the United States prosecuted. The defendants in the action subsequently settled the claims, agreed to pay $7.5 million and delivered a recordable...
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