United States ex rel. Tucker v. Nayak

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2008 WL 907432, *2 (S.D.Ill. Case No. 06-CV-662-JPG, April 2, 2008) The FCA whistleblower moved to amend her complaint. The Defendant, Dr. Nayak, objected, arguing that amendment was futile as the amendment still failed to plead with the particularity required by Fed.R.Civ.P. 9(b). The Court, reviewing the proposed amended complaint,... Continue Reading →

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February FCA Update

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February was an interesting month, with one case showing how OIG advisory opinions can be taken too far, another considering fraud under a corporate integrity agreement, and a court applying burden-shifting for the first time at the appellate level in FCA retaliation cases. Cases reviewed from February are: US ex rel.... Continue Reading →

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FISHING LICENSES DENIED: DEVELOPING TREND IN FALSE CLAIMS ACT LITIGATION

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I.          Introduction A clear trend is emerging in False Claims Act cases to limit qui tam relators’ discovery to the specific allegations found in their complaints.  This represents a sea change in the way these cases proceed, and makes the False Claims Act far less attractive to plaintiffs’ attorneys.  ... Continue Reading →

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Dismissal Affirmed!

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On April 7, 2004, we told you about the Northern District of Illinois’ dismissal of a whistleblower’s case against Catholic Health Partners. On July 6, 2005, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal with prejudice. The appellate court found that the whistleblower did not show that any action... Continue Reading →

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