Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Quest Diagnostics Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Quest Diagnostics
Penalty: 
$6,000,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
April 28, 2017
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Quest Diagnostics Inc. agreed to pay $6 million to resolve a lawsuit by the United States alleging that its Berkeley HeartLab Inc. unit violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to physicians and patients to induce the use of Berkeley for blood testing services and by charging for medically unnecessary tests.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
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Parent company note: 
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