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Prominent Houston Law Firm Moves To New Office

Houston business law firm Brewer & Pritchard, P.C. has moved its offices to a new location in the city. The firm is now located at 800 Bering Drive, Suite 201A. The partners in the firm have each been practicing law for more than 30 years and joined forces in 1991. Attorney J. Mark Brewer handles […]

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Benzene Found After Harvey Damaged Houston Oil Refinery

Cancer-causing benzene – a chemical found in gasoline, crude oil, tobacco smoke, plastics and other products – has been detected in Houston’s air. Investigators found levels of the carcinogenic chemical compound in the Manchester neighborhood of Houston. According to the Wall Street Journal, air monitors picked up levels of benzene after a Valero Energy Partners […]

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Medicare and Medicaid Fraud in Texas Hurts Taxpayers

Medicare and Medicaid fraud has long been a costly offense for taxpayers across the Houston area. Recently, the Department of Justice has uncovered a systemic Medicare fraud ring that generated $1.3 billion in false billings. The Washington Post reports that prosecution of this scam is “the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action”. This latest […]

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Buying or Selling a Business: How An Attorney Can Help

Buying or selling even a small business is a big decision, and one that certainly shouldn’t be taken lightly. Just as you’d retain a real estate lawyer when buying or selling a home, it’s important to have an experienced business lawyer on your side when buying or selling a business. Here’s why. Understanding the types […]

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Texas Whistleblowers Shed Light on Hospice False Claims Leading to $12.2M Settlement

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that five hospice companies agreed to a $12.2 million settlement in whistleblower cases claiming kickbacks in exchange for referrals. The DOJ alleged the companies violated the federal False Claims Act by accepting illegal kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals and filing false claims to Medicare and Texas Medicaid.  It's […]

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5 Facts About Whistleblowers and Qui Tam Cases

If you have evidence someone is defrauding the government, you should strongly consider talking with an attorney about becoming a whistleblower. Becoming a whistleblower is the right thing to do so you can prevent the unlawful theft of taxpayer money. You could also be financially rewarded substantially for bringing corruption and fraud to light. Many […]

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Consequences of Medicare Fraud

Medicare fraud is a serious problem within the healthcare system. Medicare fraud has severe consequences for patient health and for the long-term viability of the Medicare program. Fighting fraud is of vital importance, but all-too-often investigations are costly, time-consuming and difficult.  The government needs help from whistleblowers to effectively fight Medicare fraud and it rewards […]

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