Judge denies appeal by Burkhart, former American Senior Communities CEO serving 10 years for audacious...
May 18, 2021
A federal judge has denied a motion by former American Senior Communities CEO James Burkhart to throw out his felony fraud convictions, ruling that his law firm’s conflict of interest did not adversely...
SNFs to pay $6.9 million to settle kickback, fraud claims
Nov 17, 2017
Four facilities owned by California’s largest nursing home operator have agreed to pay $6.9 million to settle kickback-for-referral allegations, authorities announced Thursday.
PharMerica, Kindred settle in Amgen kickback lawsuit
Aug 24, 2015
PharMerica Corp. and Kindred Healthcare have agreed in principle to out-of-court settlements in a whistleblower suit that implicated the companies in alleged massive kickback schemes involving a popular...
Citing ‘thin’ evidence of wrongdoing, judge moves $10 million nursing home kickback case...
Sep 12, 2013
The government has presented “thin” evidence against a nursing home therapy provider in a high-profile whistleblower case, but a jury still might reasonably find the therapy company guilty...
Nursing home operators settle Omnicare kickback case for $5 million
Aug 08, 2013
Two former nursing home executives have agreed to pay $5 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit involving long-term care pharmacy giant Omnicare Inc., according to the Chicago Tribune.
David fights on after long-term care Goliath decides to bow out
James M. Berklan
Aug 29, 2012
The headlines were big. Really big. And they involved a long-term care corporate giant settling yet another lawsuit. But they didn’t tell the story I really wanted to know about. And that you probably...
Johnson & Johnson appeal denied, kickback case moves on in federal court
Mar 02, 2011
A federal judge has declined to dismiss a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. The healthcare giant now will have to defend itself in court against allegations that it paid illegal...
Nursing home providers agree to $14 million settlement in kickback case
Mar 02, 2010
Mariner Health Care Inc. and SavaSenior Care have agreed to pay $14 million to the U.S. in the latest development in the Omnicare pharmacy kickback scandal, according to new reports.
Department of Justice files suit against Johnson & Johnson in connection with kickback scheme with Omnicare
Jan 19, 2010
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for its alleged role in a kickback scheme with Omnicare, the nation’s largest long-term care pharmacy chain.
Omnicare to pay $98 million settlement in kickback scheme; separate complaint filed against Mariner,...
Nov 05, 2009
Long-term care pharmacy giant Omnicare has agreed to pay a $98 million settlement in connection with allegations it engaged in an illegal kickback scheme with drug maker Ivax, the U.S. Department of Justice...