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Marlan Wilbanks was recently selected as the Chairman of the Board of Visitors at the University of Georgia School of Law.  “Our law school is on a trajectory of which we can all be proud.  Now, more than ever, we are doing more to help students experience a quality legal education at an affordable price … Continue reading >>>

  • Hospital Chain Will Pay Over $260 Million to Resolve False Billing and Kickback Allegations; One Subsidiary Agrees to Plead Guilty
    Click here to read the Department of Justice press release
  • CHS Subsidiary Pleads Guilty to Criminal Fraud Atop $260M Settlement 
    Click here for a HealthLeaders article dated September 26, 2018
  • Health Management Associates Pays $260 Million To Settle Whistleblower Lawsuits
    Click here for a Market Watch article dated September 25, 2018
  • Prime Healthcare, CEO Settle FCA Case for $65M Over Admissions; Accountability Expands 
    Click here for a Report on Medicare Compliance article dated August 20, 2018
  • California’s Prime Healthcare to pay $65 million to settle Medicare fraud lawsuit
    Click here for a Reveal News article dated August 6, 2018
  • Clayton hospital owner to pay $65 million to settle lawsuit alleging fraud
    Click here for the AJC article dated August 3, 2018
  • Hospital Chain Prime Healthcare to Pay $65M to Settle Fraud Claims
    Click here for a Fulton County Daily Report article dated August 3, 2018

Karin Bentsen was the Director of Performance Improvement at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego.  That hospital was operated and controlled by Prime Healthcare.  Ms. Berntsen brought information to the Government which formed the basis for their case against 14 Prime hospitals.  She provided evidence that Prime hospitals were admitting patients to the hospital when less … Continue reading >>>

Marlan Wilbanks was featured in a Daily Report article detailing a memo released by the Department of Justice  this month.  The DOJ memo lays out new criteria for federal prosecutors to use when deciding whether to dismiss a False Claims Act case when the government decides not to intervene.  Wilbanks, who has won multi-million dollar … Continue reading >>>

  • Facing Trial, Wells Fargo Pays $108 Million to Settle Whistleblower Suit
    Click here for Daily Report Article dated August 4, 2017
  • Bibby Lawsuit Alleges Hidden Charges On Veteran Loans
    Click Here for video story by WSBTV, Channel 2, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Six Banks Pay $161 Million To Settle False Claims Act Charge
    Click Here for Corporate Crime Reporter Article dated November 20, 2012.
  • Wells Fargo Must Face Suit Over Veteran Loans, Judge Says
    Click Here for Bloomberg Article dated November 20, 2012.
  • Wilbanks & Gouinlock Settles $45 Million Dollar Veteran Fraud Lawsuit With Defendant JPMorgan Chase
    Click here for Press Release.
    Click here for Fox 5 Atlanta report on settlement with JP Morgan Chase.
    Click here for Washington Post article dated March 13, 2012.
  • Whistleblower Lawsuit Takes On Banks Nationwide That Cheated Taxpayers, Veterans Out Of Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars
    Click here for Press Release.
    Click here for Amended Complaint filed July 18, 2011.
    Click here for The Washington Post Article dated October 4, 2011.
    Click here for The Washington Post Article dated October 16, 2011.
    Click here to see the AdvisorOne article dated November 11, 2011.
  • U.S. Department of Justice identifies a W&G case as one of the top five most significant healthcare fraud cases of 2016
    Click here for the U.S. Department of Justice press release dated December 14, 2016.
  • A big sum for Medicaid – and come hard choices
    Click here for a Georgia Health News article by Andy Miller dated October 12,2016.
  • Tenet Healthcare to pay $513 million in kickback case
    Click here for an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article by Carrie Teegardin dated October 3, 2016.
  • Dallas-based Tenet to pay $514 million to settle whistleblower lawsuit
    Click here for a Dallas Morning News article by Sabriya Rice dated October 3, 2016.
  • Tenet to pay millions over fraud scheme in Georgia 
    Click here for a Georgia Health news article dated October 3, 2016.
  • Two former Tenet hospitals plead guilty to Medicaid kickbacks; $514M settlement finalized
    Click here for a Modern Healthcare article by Erica Teichert dated October 3, 2016.
  • Tenet Healthcare to Pay $514 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations
    Click here for a Wall Street Journal article by Melanie Evans dated October 3, 2016.
  • Hospital chain to pay $513 million to settle kickback claims
    Click here for an Associated Press article dated October 3, 2016.
  • Settlement in “Pay-to-Play” Scheme Involving Undocumented Pregnant Women to Exceed $500M
    Click here for an article by Robin McDonald, Daily Report dated August 18, 2016
  • Tenet Healthcare to pay $514 million to Resolve Kickback Allegations
    Click here for an article by Evan Sweeney, fiercehealthcare.com dated August 5, 2016.
  • Tenet Hospital Chain Offers $238M to Settle Kickback Scheme Allegations
    Click here for an article by Robin McDonald, Daily Report dated February 26, 2016
  • Government Intervenes in Lawsuit Against Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Georgia Hospital Owned by Health Management Associates, Inc. Alleging Payment of Kickbacks
    Click Here for the release from the U.S. DOJ.
    GOVT COMPLAINT INTERVENTION for Complaint-in-Intervention filed by the U. S. Department of Justice.
    Govt Complaint in Intervention Exh. 1 – 7 for Exhibits 1-7.
    Govt Complaint in Intervention Exh. 8-18 for Exhibits 8-18.
    Govt Complaint in Intervention Exh. 19-23 for Exhibits 19-23.
    Govt Complaint in Intervention Exh. 24-25 for Exhibits 24-25.

 

  • Dialysis Company Accused Of Giant Medicare Fraud
    Click Here for Anderson Cooper 360/CNN Video Report of November 30, 2012.
  • Wasted Dialysis Drugs To Buoy Profits Alleged In Davita And Gambro Healthcare, Inc. Case
    Dr. Alon Vainer And Daniel Barbir Allege In Lawsuit That Drugs Were Wasted To Buoy Davita Profits
  • Lawsuit Says Dialysis Giants Davita, Inc. And Gambro Healthcare, Inc., Sought Fraudulent Reimbursements For Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars For Wasted Drugs, According To Atlanta Lawyers Lin Wood And Marlan Wilbanks
    Click here to view press release
  • Davita, Served By UNC’s Roper On Board, Sued
    Click here for Triangle Business Journal article by Jason deBruyn, dated July 26, 2011
  • Davita Cashed In On Waste, Ex-Workers Say 
    Click here for a Modern Healthcare srticle by Joe Carlson, dated July 26, 2011
  • Dialysis Company Accused Of Drug Scam
    Click here for a Columbus Dispatch article by Andrew Pollack, dated July 27, 2011
  • Lawsuit Alleges Fraud At Dialysis Company 
    Click here for bendbulletin.com article by Andrew Pollack, dated July 26, 2011
  • Largest Healthcare Fraud Case in U.S. History Settled, HCA Investigation Nets Record Total of $1.7 Billion
    Click here for the US Department of Justice Press Release dated June 26, 2003
  • U.S. Joins Suit Alleging Fraud by Columbia/HCA Healthcare 
    Click here for a Wall Street Journal article dated December 31, 1998
  • Olsten Corporation and a Subsidiary Agree to Pay $61 Million in Criminal Fines and Civil Damages 
    Click here for the U.S. Department of Justice press release dated July 19, 1999
  • Olsten settles fraud case
    Click here for a CNN Money article dated July 19, 1999
  • Olsten Whistleblower’s Share: $9.8M
    Click here for a Daily Report article dated July 21, 1999
  • Wilbanks & Gouinlock Client Settles Whistleblower Case With $48 Million Settlement
    Click Here for Daily Report dated Wednesday May 15, 2013.
  • Adventist Repays Millions To Medicare
    Click Here for Orlando Sentinel article by Marni Jameson dated March 6, 2013.
  • Adventist Health Can’t Dodge FCA Claim Of ER Overbilling
    Click Here for Law 360 article dated February 20, 2013.
  • Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Adventist Hospital Filed Millions In False Claims
    Click here for Orlando Sentinel Article dated August 8, 2012.
  • JPMorgan Chase to Pay $614 Million for Submitting False Claims for FHA-insured and VA-guaranteed Mortgage Loans 
    Click here for the U.S. Department of Justice press release dated February 4, 2014
  • JPMorgan Chase Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleging Fraud in Veteran Loans for $45 Million 
    Click here for PR Newswire article dated March 13, 2012
  • JPMorgan settles military veterans mortgage lawsuit for $45M
    Click here for Housingwire article dated March 13, 2012
  • JPMorgan Pays Feds $45M in Loan Fraud Settlement 
    Click here for Law 360 article dated March 13, 2012
  • Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta to Pay $26 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations 
    Click here for the U.S. Department of Justice press release dated December 21, 2007
  • Saint Joes pays $26 million in lawsuit settlement 
    Click here for Atlanta Business Chronicle article dated December 21, 2007
  • St. Joseph’s to pay $26 million in fraud case
    Click here for Dunwoody Crier article dated December 28, 2007
  • Shands “Tried To Hide” Billing Problems, Alleges Attorney Wilbanks
    Click Here for article by Kristine Crane, Gainesville Sun, dated August 24, 2013.

MBW-TAF-Lawyer-of-the-year_smWilbanks & Bridges was recognized as Whistleblower Lawyers of the Year by it’s peers for its successes in furthering the goals of whistleblowers and the False Claims Act over the last year. The prestigious award was presented AT the 14th Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund conference. The firm was recognized for the significant litigation results and settlements obtained over the prior year which resulted in over $300 Million Dollars being recovered for the American taxpayers. The firm was also recognized for its efforts in reaching an $85 Million Dollar settlement with Halifax Hospital in Florida, which stood at the time as the largest single Stark settlement recovery ever obtained under the False Claims Act. Read More…