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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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Fifth Circuit "Materiality" Ruling Recognizes FCA Limitations On Relators' Ability To Second Guess Agency Decisions
Should whistleblowers be permitted to recover hundreds of millions of dollars when the Government steadfastly insists that the factual underpinnings of a False Claims Act relator's allegations are flatly incorrect?
United States
4 Oct 2017
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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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Supreme Court Upholds Implied Certification Theory of Falsity for FCA Claims
Today, in Universal Health Services v United States ex rel. Escobar, the Supreme Court resolved a circuit split on a question of great importance for government contractors: ..
United States
16 Jun 2016
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In an Important Victory for Government Contractors, the Supreme Court Holds that WSLA Does Not Toll the FCA's Statute of Limitations
Government contractors and health care companies have become increasingly concerned about the application of the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act ("WSLA"), 18 U.S.C. § 3287, and the Department of Justice's ("DOJ") and False Claims Act ("FCA") relators' arguments ..
United States
27 May 2015
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Seventh Circuit Pares Back Potential "Worthless Services" FCA Claims
Nursing home care and costs—and their connection to Medicare—are issues that sporadically receive media attention and, last weekend, were the subjects of a large expose and op-ed in the NY Times.
United States
28 Aug 2014
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Eighth Circuit Provides Explanation of the FCA’s Public Disclosure Bar and Original Source Exception while Affirming the Dismissal of False Claims Allegations
In a case against two medical device makers in which DOJ (reasonably) declined to intervene, the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the district court's dismissal of a series of False Claims Act allegations.
United States
21 Aug 2014
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Fairness Hearing Required Prior to Dismissal of Settled FCA Case Over a Relator’s Objection
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has issued an opinion involving False Claims Act (FCA) allegations related to General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contracts.
United States
27 Apr 2012
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