Kansas does not have a state False Claims Act. However, those who witness fraud, waste or abuse affecting either the state or federal government can file a whistleblower lawsuit under the qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act. Whistleblower provisions in the False Claims Act also protect relators from workplace retaliation resulting from their report. Contact us to learn more about your rights as a whistleblower.
Kansas Whistleblower News
- Lawsuits Claim Central Kansas Oncologist Performed Unnecessary Treatments
June 16, 2015 – A whistleblower lawsuit alleging a Kansas oncologist provided medically unnecessary services is the second suit to question his practices, according to The Wichita Eagle. The newspaper reported on Sunday that Viran Roger Holden, the former chair of the Mercy Clinic oncology department in Springfield, Missouri, claims he was fired after raising questions about Greg Nanney, a cancer doctor who now works for Central Care Cancer Center in Newton and Great Bend, Kansas, and in Bolivar, Missouri. The lawsuit says that the doctor treated patients “in a manner that would maximize reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, while disregarding well-established national cancer treatment guidelines.”
- Former Employee Of The Kansas Department Of Children And Families Files Whistleblower Lawsuit
March 27, 2015 – A former child protection supervisor with the Kansas Department for Children and Families office in Winfield has filed a “whistleblower” lawsuit, accusing the agency of firing her for calling her supervisor’s attention to false reports filed by a social worker. In the lawsuit, filed in early December in Cowley County District Court, Karen King asks that she be reinstated with back pay. King’s lawsuit came as no surprise to Rebecca Proctor, executive director at the Kansas Organization of State Employees, a labor union that represents state employees. “The work environment at DCF is chaotic in all the regional offices,” Proctor said.
- Ex-Boeing Workers Appeal Whistleblower Suit
November 6, 2014 – WICHITA — Three former workers at the Boeing plant in Wichita who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the aircraft maker and one of its suppliers are challenging a judge’s ruling against them. A filing Wednesday in U.S. District Court gave notice the former employees are taking the case to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. At issue is a federal judge’s decision that they failed to show Boeing defrauded the U.S. government in a $1.6 billion contract.
- Judge Rules for Boeing in Wichita, Kansas, Whistleblower Lawsuit
October 10, 2014 – The 2005 lawsuit claimed Boeing defrauded the U.S. government by using “bogus parts” — parts produced with manually controlled machine tolls instead of computerized machine tools — in a contract for 24 737 Next Generation aircraft, and then knowingly and falsely certified that the planes conformed to contract specifications and Federal Aviation Administration regulations. The Justice Department had declined to intervene in the lawsuit, and investigations in 2002 by the FAA and the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Transportation also found no cause for alarm.