Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Life Spine Inc.
Penalty: 
$5,500,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
November 7, 2019
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

DOJ settled a civil healthcare fraud lawsuit against Life Spine Inc. and two of its executives alleging that the company paid kickbacks in the form of millions of dollars of consulting fees, royalties, and intellectual property acquisition fees to surgeons to induce them to use its spinal implants, devices, and equipment.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Southern District of New York
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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Parent company note: 
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