Escobar, Back at the First Circuit

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Yesterday, the First Circuit Court of Appeals issued a new opinion in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar.¬† Applying the materiality test enunciated by the Supreme Court in June, the First Circuit reaffirmed its previous decision that the whistleblowers’ complaint sufficiently stated a claim under the... Continue Reading →

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Supreme Court Accepts Implied Certification – With a Twist

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The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision today in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar, and it will have an enormous effect on False Claims Act (“FCA”)¬†cases throughout the nation. In Escobar, the FCA case was based upon the theory that counseling was provided by practitioners... Continue Reading →

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