Steward Health Care System Agrees to Pay $4.7 Million to Resolve Allegations of False Claims Act Violations | USAO-MA

Anarba Groub

BOSTON – Steward Health Care System LLC (Steward) and several related corporate entities have agreed to pay approximately $4.735 million to resolve allegations that its relationships with several physicians and physician practice groups violated federal law, including the False Claims Act. Despite its public denials, in the signed settlement agreement, Steward […]

Federal Court cracks down on legal privilege claims – An operational hazard for the multi-disciplinary firms?

Anarba Groub

A multi-disciplinary firm has used legal privilege to shield documents from the ATO during an audit of its multinational clients, a judge has found, in a ruling that has put multi-disciplinary firms on notice. In Commissioner of Taxation v PricewaterhouseCoopers [2022] FCA 278 Federal Court Justice Moshinsky ruled that a legitimate relationship […]