Five Facts About Medicare Fraud

Medicare fraud is a criminal act that costs the federal health care program billions of dollars in false claims every year. It involves an individual or entity billing the program for medical services that the patient did not receive. This wasted money causes an increase in overall healthcare costs and taxes across the country. There […]

Five Fraud Scams You Need to Know

According to a 2014 Federal Trade Commission report, Florida leads the nation in fraud complaints with nearly 1,000 per 100,000 residents in the state. Some experts believe that the high number of retirees in the state, who are often more susceptible to scams than younger people, is the reason for the high fraud rates in […]

What is an Affirmative Defense?

Even if a defendant committed the otherwise unlawful actions alleged by the plaintiff, the defendant can still use what’s called an affirmative defense, or a set of facts that negate the alleged claims. In civil court, an affirmative defense might include assertions that the legal proceedings were initiated after the statute of limitations had already […]