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Fifth Circuit "Materiality" Ruling Recognizes FCA Limitations On Relators' Ability To Second Guess Agency Decisions
On September 29, 2016, a Fifth Circuit panel unanimously reversed one of the most astonishing FCA awards in recent years.
United States
5 Jan 2018
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Supreme Court Rejects The Government's Expansive Interpretation Of "Official Act" For Honest Services Fraud And Bribery Allegations
The former governor was convicted of violating several federal laws, including committing "honest services fraud."
United States
1 Jul 2016
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US Supreme Court Rejects Government's Expansive Interpretation Of "Official Act" For Honest Services Fraud And Bribery Allegations
The Court vacated the conviction of the former governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, because it was based on an improperly expansive interpretation of "official act" as used in the federal bribery statute.
United States
30 Jun 2016
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The Eighth Circuit’s Decision In Planned Parenthood And The Extent Of The Circuit Split Regarding The Rule 9(B) Heightened Pleading Requirement In FCA Cases
The FCA relators’ and defense bars have been battling for some time about the extent of a relator’s obligation under Rule 9(b) to plead the details of her/his claim with particularity.
United States
15 Sep 2014
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A Tajik Construction Project Nightmare Serves as a Lesson Regarding the Perils of Firm-Fixed Price Contracting in Uncertain Situations
The Court of Federal Claims issued a lengthy decision in a case arising from a construction project gone awry in which the contractor was terminated for default (T for D), ended up in bankruptcy, and lost a fraud counterclaim to DOJ.
United States
18 Jun 2014
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