Outcome: $7.5 million
United States ex rel. Clyde et al. v. Orbit Medical, Inc et al., 2:10-cv-00297-DAK, District of Utah
Tycko & Zavareei LLP represented two whistleblowers who brought a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act against defendants Orbit Medical Inc. and Rehab Medical Inc. alleging that Orbit sales representatives, under the direction of one of Orbit’s top executives, Jake Kilgore, forged medical records so that Orbit could obtain payment from Medicare for electric wheelchairs. By blowing the whistle on this fraud, the firm’s brave clients helped the government obtain a number of criminal convictions and the return of more than $7.5 million to the government.