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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False Claims Act Update, December 2011

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What must a successful FCA defendant show to collect attorney’s fees under the Equal Access to Justic Act? Can an error by the government create an FCA violation by a defendant relying upon the government’s acts? Does Vermont Agency of Natural Resources v. US ex rel. Stevens apply to FCA... Continue Reading →

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False Claims Act Update, October 2011

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A case based upon FOIA documents may be subject to the public disclosure bar. A difference of scientific judgment does not create the basis for an FCA suit. Whistleblowers who wish to dismiss their suits after the Government refuses intervention may not hide their identity from the defendants, even if... Continue Reading →

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