Thursday, January 25, 2018
Doreen Light, a New York realtor, is accusing her former boss, Myron Melamed, of fraud. She claims that Melamed, a pathologist who passed away in 2013, misrepresented his home state as Florida while working and living in Westchester. Light brought her claim under New York’s False Claims Act, which is usually reserved for fraud involving Medicaid or Medicare. This particular claim is so unique, in fact, that it marks New York’s only known unsealed qui tam estate tax case.
See Andrew Denny, Suit is Filed in NY's First Unsealed Qui Tam Estate Tax Case, New York Law Journal, January 18, 2018.
Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.) for bringing this article to my attention.