Michigan does have a state False Claims Act; however, it only applies to cases involving Medicaid fraud. If you have a whistleblower claim, please contact us so that a lawyer may advise you about your whistleblower rights under the state FCA as well as qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act.
Michigan Whistleblower and Qui Tam News
- Whistleblower speaks about exposing disgraced oncologist
June 11, 2015 – Dr. Farid Fata, once a popular Oakland Township oncologist and hematologist who operated Michigan’s largest private cancer practice in 2013, who boasted some 1,700 patients along with clinics in seven cities, now awaits sentencing for perpetrating a large $34 million Medicare fraud scheme that consisted of prescribing unnecessary and expensive tests to approximately 550 patients.
- Dow Chemical And Whistleblower Reach Settlement In Financial Fraud Case
February 20, 2015 – A whistleblower who sued Dow Chemical Co. alleging she was fired in retaliation for exposing financial fraud that included lavish spending by CEO Andrew Liveris and other executives, has reached a settlement with her former employer. Kimberly Wood, a fraud investigator who worked for Midland, Michigan-based Dow Chemical for 25 years, claimed the company fired her in Oct. 2013 after she questioned expenditures by Mr. Liveris and Executive Vice President Charles Kalil, including $13 million in cost overruns from a hotel project Dow was funding.
- Whistleblower Lawsuit Targets Medical Companies, Professionals For Unnecessary Spinal Surgeries
September 13, 2014 – The U.S. government has intervened in a whistleblower’s False Claims Act lawsuit against a Michigan neurosurgeon, a spinal implant company, two distributors, and the companies’ owners, alleging that the defendants conspired to perform medically unnecessary and excessive surgeries on patients for profit. The Justice Department also said that in addition to taking over the whistleblower lawsuit, it has filed a separate complaint against the same defendants for engaging in an illegal kickback scheme that put profits above patients’ needs. The whistleblower lawsuit was filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by Dr. Caty Savitch and Dr. Gary Profett.
- Whistleblower Accuses Enbridge, Contractors Of Kalamazoo Oil Spill Cover-Up
May 13, 2014 – An oil spill cleanup worker is suing his former employer, S.E.T. Environmental, alleging the company fired him for telling authorities and the media about orders he and others received to cut corners and hide oil that spilled from an Enbridge pipeline into the Kalamazoo River in July 2010. Whistleblower John Bolenbaugh says he has experienced a backlash after showing the media in 2010 how he and other cleanup workers were ordered to hide much of the oil to meet a deadline. “You got coordinators telling us to cover up oil,” Mr. Bolenbaugh said.