About Tony Mastando

Tony Mastando is a partner at Mastando & Artrip. Mr. Mastando received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key National Honor Societies.

NYT article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/business/dealbook/a-whistle-blower-tells-of-health-insurers-bilking-medicare.html Before we can talk about Benjamin Poehling, the whistleblower claiming UnitedHealth Group and others have been systematically scamming Medicare for years, we need to talk about a program called Medicare Advantage. Medicare Advantage was created in 2003 as a way to fix the budget crisis Medicare faced. This program gave part of…

In April of this year several hospices with facilities across the country agreed to pay $12.2 million to settle claims that they violated the False Claims Act by paying doctors and nurses for hospice referrals. Hospice is a specialized type of in-home care intended to maintain or improve the quality of life for someone whose…

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – There are still more questions than answers in the Mt. Zion Baptist bus crash. This is an emotional situation, with a family mourning the loss of a daughter, and many other families praying that their loved ones will heal at the hospital. Investigators also have a job to do –…

Most of us have heard the term “whistleblower” before, and some of us may even be familiar with people called whistleblowers through the media (the 2010 movie Whistleblower and the HBO show The Newsroom spring to mind). But who are these people really? And what do they have to do with the False Claims Act?…

In late April, the United States Department of Justice and the Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation settled a case out of court where the Justice Department claimed that the Foundation was misusing funds in violation of the federal False Claims Act. Without admitting liability, the Foundation and its principal, Dr. Alan Curtis, agreed to settle for…

Volkswagen is on the verge of pleading guilty to criminal charges and paying $4.3 billion in fines, in a deal that would resolve a federal criminal investigation into its cheating on vehicle emissions tests, the automaker said on Tuesday. Read the article One notable aspect of the proposed deal to settle the Volkswagen diesel emissions…

Was he distracted? It’s possible that he was texting or eating on his way to school. Then again, he could have been the victim of his own inexperience as a driver. It was a clear day, just routine traffic on Memorial Parkway.  He’d probably been driving all of 6 months. He said he didn’t mean it…

Top 100 things to do if you are in a car wreck that’s not your fault: 1.  Call Mastando & Artrip and we’ll take care of the other 99.

Police departments nationwide are warning about the dangers of playing “Pokémon Go.” From New York, where the first confirmed game-related serious car crash occurred http://www.businessinsider.com/first-car-crash-caused-by-pokemon-go-2016-7, to ambushes in Philly https://twitter.com/PPD35Dist/status/752302490666827776, law enforcement officials are reminding people who gotta catch ‘em all to use common sense. Their advice: Do not use the application when you are…

Story By Challen Stephens | cstephens@al.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter The lawsuit filed on behalf of affected Volkswagen owners in Alabama now adds Bosch to the list of defendants, claiming the software supplier knew what Volkswagen was doing to cheat emissions standards and assisted in duping the American public for eight years. “Instead…

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