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Provost Umphrey Represents Whistleblower in $11M Nursing Home False Billing Settlement
Thursday, May 27, 2021

SavaSeniorCare LLC and affiliates have agreed to pay $11.2 million to resolve lawsuits stating the company fraudulently billed Medicare and Medicaid for medically unnecessary rehabilitation services in violation of the False Claims Act. Sava also came under fire for providing inadequate care for their residents, resulting in preventable illnesses, falls, and medication errors. Provost Umphrey qui tam lawyer, Michael Hamilton, represented whistleblower, Rita Hayward, who initially brought the...

Two Provost Umphrey Attorneys Earn ‘Lawyer of the Year’ Honors
Thursday, August 20, 2020

BEAUMONT – Two Provost Umphrey attorneys have been named Lawyer of the Year for their respective practice groups as part of the Best Lawyers in America 2021 honors. Equity Partner James E. Payne earned this distinction for his work in product liability litigation on behalf of plaintiffs, with additional honors for plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation. Attorney Keith Hyde earned Lawyer of the Year for his work in mass torts and class actions on behalf of plaintiffs with additional recognition...

July 30th is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Today we recognize those known as “whistleblowers” who are brave enough to report fraudulent government contract claims. The False Claims Act, also known as the “Lincoln Law”, is a whistleblower statute that allows private citizens to bring qui tam lawsuits against entities that defraud the government. This Act empowers whistleblowers, also known as relators, to recover damages and penalties on the government’s behalf. This law also provides whistleblowers a reward of 15-30% of the government’s...