Entries by Christopher Copeland

False Claims Act Success – Attorney Christopher Copeland’s suit on behalf of US Government results in recovery in excess of 5 Million dollars from Haven Hospice in Settlement regarding Claims of Medicare Fraud

Jacksonville, Florida – Acting U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that Haven Hospice (Haven), a hospice company headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, has agreed to pay $5,085,024 to resolve allegations that Haven violated the False Claims Act by knowingly billing the government for medically unnecessary and undocumented hospice services. The settlement concludes a lawsuit originally filed […]

False Claims Act Success – Attorney Christopher Copeland’s suit on behalf of US Government results in recovery of 2.5 Million dollars from Treasure Coast Hospice in Settlement regarding Claims of Medicare Fraud

Treasure Coast Hospice, a nonprofit owned by parent company Treasure Health, settled a case for $2.5 million in November of 2017, without admission of liability. “In a routine review of patient records in 2014, the government asserted that Treasure Coast Hospice did not provide sufficient documentation for the care that was delivered to certain patients […]

Youth Services International Suit from Whistleblowers who were Blackballed

WEST PALM BEACH – When County Commissioner Shelly Vana last year began gathering evidence of abuse and mismanagement at the Palm Beach County Juvenile Correctional Facility, she wasn’t acting alone. Employees, concerned about the welfare of 118 teenage boys housed in the detention center, provided information that she credited with spurring Youth Services International to […]

New Federal Overtime Regulations. Are You Ready?

On May 18th 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Final Rule updating its regulations to increase the salary threshold required to qualify for the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar” exemptions. The DOL estimates that the updated regulations, which more than double the minimum salary for a white collar exemption to […]

Welcome to my new Employment Law Website

We have, once again, updated our employment law website. This was done in order to better provide our clients with relevant, helpful employment related articles. In addition, we wanted to provide our new and potential clients with quick and easy access to our firm. Couple all this with a new, more modern design and images […]