05 Jun Matt Howell Helps Settle a $7.5 Million Settlement of Qui Tam Whistleblower Case
Orbit Medical Inc. and Rehab Medical Inc. will pay $7.5 million to resolve allegations that Orbit submitted false claims to federal health care programs for power wheelchairs and accessories, the Justice Department announced today. Orbit Medical and Rehab Medical, a partial successor of Orbit, are durable medical equipment suppliers based in Salt Lake City, Utah and Indianapolis, Indiana, respectively.
The allegations resolved by the settlement with Orbit and Rehab were filed under the False Claims Act by two former Orbit employees, Dustin Clyde and Tyler Jackson. Under the Act, a private party can sue for false claims on behalf of the government and share in any recovery. Clyde and Jackson will receive approximately $1.5 million. Matt Howell, partner at Fillmore Spencer, LLC represented Clyde and Jackson in this action.