Case Type: Whistleblower/Qui Tam
Company: New York City Department of Education
Sanford Heisler Sharp successfully represented Dana Ohlmeyer, a psychologist in the New York City public schools, in the case of Ohlmeyer ex rel. United States of America v. City of New York, a whistleblower action brought pursuant to the qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Sections 3729-33. In her complaint, Relator Ohlmeyer alleged that between 2001 to 2004 the City of New York Department of Education (“DOE”) submitted false claims to Medicaid for psychological counseling services to special education students in the New York City public schools. After intervention by the United States, the City settled the lawsuit in January, 2014 for $1,375,000.