Consultants as Whistleblowers – A New Wrinkle in the FCA

An interesting wrinkle in the development of False Claims Act cases has been the increase in whistleblowers who come from a position of trust. A recent example was an August 19, 2013 $26 million settlement with the Department of Justice by Shands Healthcare, a network of health care providers in Florida for which the complaint was recently unsealed. Continue reading