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Most of us by now have heard of the Yates’ Memo that directs the Department of Justice attorneys to hold individuals accountable for inappropriate actions associated with corporate wrongdoing. Since the memo, there’s been an increase of corporate accountability in the headlines, which demonstrates that the government is trying to hold more individuals responsible.
1. Shire PLC Subsidiaries to Pay $350 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations - The Justice Department announced today that Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC and other subsidiaries of Shire plc (Shire) will pay $350 million to settle federal and state False Claims Act allegations
1. UCLA Members Allegedly Violated Kanye West’s Privacy - TMZ reports that officials at the UCLA Medical Center are in the process of firing several employees who allegedly violated the privacy of Kanye West, who spent more than a week in the hospital last month following a reported bout of “temporary psychosis."
Welcome to this week's post in our Deeper Than the Headlines blog post series.
In fiscal year 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered $2.5 Billion through the False Claims Act from the healthcare industry.