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Case AGAINST abortion giant Planned Parenthood advances in Court

Posted in Financial mismanagement, Medicaid Billing Practices, Planned Parenthood employee sues, Planned Parenthood Investigated, Planned Parenthood lawsuit, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud, Planned Parenthood Whistleblowers with tags , , , , , , , on August 14, 2012 by saynsumthn

Posted from the ACLJ Aug. 13, 2012

Our federal lawsuit against Planned Parenthood in Texas alleges that the abortion giant defrauded taxpayers by charging state and federal governments for services not actually provided, medically unnecessary services, and services that are not covered under Medicaid and other programs.

On Friday, a federal court agreed with the ACLJ that these allegations, if proven, constitute fraud in violation of federal law. The federal court in Texas denied Planned Parenthood’s attempt to have this critical case against the abortion giant thrown out.

This is a major victory as this case to hold Planned Parenthood accountable moves forward to trial. At stake are literally hundreds of millions of dollars, and it is a case that could have a substantial impact on one of Planned Parenthood’s largest affiliates in Texas.

The federal court noted that our lawsuit on behalf of former Planned Parenthood employee turned whistleblower, Karen Reynolds, “asserts that these false claims were submitted to the United States and Texas governments for reimbursement and, to support its claims for payment, [Planned Parenthood] regularly falsified patient charts.”

As the court also noted, Planned Parenthood merely argues that “there is nothing fraudulent about a policy to maximize revenues.” The Court didn’t buy that argument and held that if our client’s allegations are proven, it would show that Planned Parenthood engaged in a “fraudulent scheme to maximize revenues” in violation of federal law “on a regular if not daily basis” over the course of at least ten years.

This court decision is also a major victory in light of a recent decision from a California federal court throwing out a similar case against Planned Parenthood there. The ACLJ has already successfully appeal that case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals once, and is preparing to appeal the trial court’s second attempt to throw the case out on a technicality.

The federal district court in California held that fraudulent overbilling of the government does not constitute a “false” claim. We are arguing on appeal, and as the federal court in Texas agreed, Planned Parenthood’s alleged fraudulent actions do violate federal law.

Both of these cases against the largest abortion provider in America are critically important in the fight for life and against continued taxpayer funding for the abortion business. We will continue to keep you informed as these cases proceed.

For more on the practices of Planned Parenthood read: Many reasons to defund Planned Parenthood: eugenics, racism, abortion, audits, misappropriation of funds, Medicaid billing practices, hiding sexual predators

ACLJ Wins Appeal in Massive Fraud Case against Planned Parenthood Affiliates in California

Posted in fraud, Planned Parenthood, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2010 by saynsumthn

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled in favor of the American Center for Law and Justice’s (ACLJ) client in a multi-million dollar fraud case against Planned Parenthood (PP) affiliates in California. ACLJ attorneys are representing a former employee of the PP affiliate in Los Angeles, who is now a federal whistleblower. A federal district court in California had dismissed the case, but the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, dated yesterday, reinstates the lawsuit.

“The question on appeal was whether the former PP employee is a proper whistleblower under the False Claims Act”

“This is a tremendous victory,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. “While this case is by no means over, winning this appeal means we have gotten the federal claim over the threshold hurdles and can now get down to the heart of this case: the alleged fraud.”

The federal False Claims Act (FCA) forbids government contractors from submitting “false or fraudulent” claims for payment. The FCA also authorizes private individuals to bring suit against the offenders to recover the fraudulently obtained funds.

The allegation in this case is that PP affiliates in California illegally marked up the supposed cost of various birth control drugs when seeking government reimbursement, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of overbilling – at taxpayer expense. State audits in both California and Washington State have found PP affiliates guilty of overbilling.

When a former PP staffer sued the PP affiliates in federal court, charging the defendants with having fraudulently overbilled the state and federal governments in the amount of tens of millions of dollars, a prominent law firm began representing the PP defendants in the case at no cost to the defendants. The PP attorneys asked the federal district court to dismiss the case on technical jurisdictional grounds.

The federal district court accepted their arguments in part, and dismissed the case. ACLJ attorneys then entered the case to handle the appeal.
“The question on appeal was whether the former PP employee is a proper whistleblower under the False Claims Act,” said Sekulow. “We contended that the answer is ‘Yes,’ and now a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit has unanimously agreed with us.”

The ACLJ’s opening brief had dissected and refuted the arguments of PP’s attorneys point by point, explaining why the court of appeals should reverse the lower court’s judgment and reinstate the lawsuit. You can read the ACLJ opening brief here:

ACLJ attorneys subsequently filed a reply brief and two supplemental briefs addressing intervening developments in the law.
Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice focuses on constitutional law and is based in Washington, D.C. The ACLJ is online at http://www.aclj.org.

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Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ Explains why Obama is lying about tax funded abortion in gov’t health care plans

Posted in Abortion, birth control, Black Genocide, Church, Constitution, Eugenics, Health Care, Margaret Sanger, Nazi, Obama, Planned Parenthood, Population Control, Pro-Life, Racism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2009 by saynsumthn

Friends:

Please take the time to listen to this entire program- Jay Sekulow will explain all the Health Care Bills on the table and how President Obama is lying when he says that it will not fund abortions. This was a great show- and explains everything with great passion and easy to understand. Jay is an attorney so he cuts past all the Obama smokescreens.

10.01.09
Health Care & Pledge Victory

On the broadcast today, we’ll bring you updates on the latest health care developments and also a report on an important victory in the fight to keep the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance constitutional in public schools. Join us today on Jay Sekulow Live!

Click Here to listen to Show – Select the 10-1-02009 program HERE

Shocking fact:

justice ginsburg

In a recent New York Times interview , Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told Emily Bazelon that, “…I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”

Out of Obama’s Mouth:

Also Read: Picture perfect description: Obama called “Enemy to Humanity”

And another Blogger put it this way: The Audacity of Bullsh*!

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