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Health Care FCA Decisions Applied to Criminal Case

by Bryan Cave on

False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases involving medical necessity continue to receive great attention. A March 7, 2017 opinion that overruled a jury’s criminal fraud conviction of a cardiologist demonstrates the broader implications...more

A Parallel Universe: Navigating Discovery in Concurrent Civil and Criminal Proceedings

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

As criminal law has expanded into almost every sector of the American economy, one byproduct is the rise of "parallel proceedings"—lawsuits that proceed concurrently in criminal and civil court based on largely the same...more

Fourth Circuit Holds that the False Claims Act Does Not Expand Common Law Corporate Successor Liability

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In United States ex rel. Bunk v. Gov’t Logistics N.V., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 20481, 842 F.3d 261 (4th Cir. 2016), the Fourth Circuit addressed a successor corporation’s liability for a predecessor corporation’s liabilities...more

Jury Verdict in Declined Civil FCA Action Need Not Bar Criminal Prosecution for Same Conduct

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act allow private citizens to file FCA claims on behalf of the government. The government may elect to intervene in the action—or it may not. The United States District Court for...more

Insights Conversations: How Government Health Care Investigations May Be Shifting

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has long had the advantage when investigating False Claims Act (FCA) cases against health care companies. However, recent changes in the courts, including a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court...more

The Downside of Being Number One

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Americans are competitive. We generally think there’s nothing better than being number one—and not just at NCAA bracket time. But being number one isn’t always great. Just ask Dr. Michael Reinstein. He was the...more

3 Ways The Yates Memo May Affect FCA Cases

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In September 2015, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates announced a new U.S. Department of Justice policy memo setting forth “six key steps” designed to better hold individuals accountable for illegal corporate...more

Criminal Conviction Leaves Defendant Defenseless in FCA Civil Action

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Pity Dr. Christina Clardy. In 2011 she was convicted of health care fraud, sentenced to 135 months in prison, and ordered to pay $16 million in restitution. Then in 2014 the government added Christina as a defendant in its...more

False Claims Act: 2015 Year-in-Review

by WilmerHale on

In 2015, the Justice Department (DOJ) continued to give high priority to False Claims Act (FCA) investigations, bringing in nearly $3.6 billion in settlements and judgments. More than 630 qui tam suits were filed. DOJ's...more

Prosecutors Pierce Attorney-Client Privilege in Procurement-Fraud Investigation; Court Orders “Compliance” Advice Of Counsel to Be...

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Organizations routinely seek the advice of counsel in complying with the complex, evolving Federal regulatory scheme. But a recent Federal prosecution for government-contracting fraud illuminates the stark difference between...more

Justice Department Reports Annual Results of False Claims Litigation: Numbers Remain Alarming for Health Care Related Industries

by Williams Mullen on

On December 3, 2015 the United States Justice Department made its annual public disclosure of the financial results of False Claim litigation around the country. The Department reported that it had collected more than $3.5...more

Persons Convicted for Participating in the Fraudulent Scheme Are Barred from Pursuing an FCA Action

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act (FCA) are broad in scope and permit a wide array of individuals to pursue FCA litigation as relators acting on behalf of the Government. However, the ability of individuals to...more

FCA Cases and SBA Protests

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

False Claims Act - As you know, the False Claims Act suit is brought against a contractor (whether through a whistleblower/relator or by the government alone) and carries very heavy civil and potentially criminal...more

Felony Conviction Bars Whistleblower from Pursuing Qui Tam Case

by Morgan Lewis on

A relator convicted of criminal conduct is precluded from sharing in related FCA recoveries, irrespective of degree of culpability. On July 16, a US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit panel upheld the dismissal from...more

Ninth Circuit Concludes that Conviction Precludes Relator Recovery

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Ninth Circuit last week held that pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3730(d)(3) of the False Claims Act (“FCA”), a qui tam relator who is convicted of conduct giving rise to the fraud that is the subject of the FCA lawsuit must be...more

In KBR v. Carter, Supreme Court Clarifies the First-To-File Doctrine and the Statute of Limitations Under the Wartime Suspension...

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Late last month, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous, two-part decision that clarified the meaning of the term “offense” as used in the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (“WSLA”), and the term “pending” as used in the...more

Supreme Court Decision in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter

by Alston & Bird on

Last Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. (KBR) v. United States ex rel. Carter, resolving two questions that had previously divided lower courts interpreting the federal...more

Supreme Court Says Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act Does Not Toll the False Claims Act's Statute of Limitations

by King & Spalding on

In a unanimous Supreme Court decision issued May 26, 2015, Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter (KBR), Case No. 12-1497, the United States Supreme Court addressed two significant False Claims...more

KBR v. Carter–Supreme Court Holds that the First-to-File Bar Only Applies to Pending Cases

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Wednesday the Supreme Court, in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter, No. 12-1497 (2015), held that the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (“WSLA”) only tolls the statute of limitations...more

Supreme Court Update: Wellness International Network, Ltd. V. Shariff (13-935); Commil USA, LLC V. Cisco Systems, Inc. (13-896)...

by Wiggin and Dana LLP on

This past week the Court released important decisions in the areas of bankruptcy law (Wellness International Network, Ltd v. Shariff (13-935), patent law (Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (13-896), and the False Claims...more

Supreme Court: Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act does not apply to civil claims; ruling may also mean more criminal...

by DLA Piper on

Last week, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Kellogg, Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. U.S. ex rel. Carter. This case concerned the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (WSLA), a statute that suspends the statute...more

Supreme Court Reins In Qui Tam FCA Limitations But Allows Revival of Cases Initially Barred Under First-To-File Rule, Kellogg...

by Williams Mullen on

On May 26, 2015, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected efforts of False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam relators to use the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (WSLA) to extend the statute of limitations for their actions. In...more

"Supreme Court Decision in FCA Case Both a Win, Setback for Health Care Providers"

On May 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a rare unanimous decision in a False Claims Act (FCA) case that cuts both ways for the health care industry. In an opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the Court held in...more

Supreme Court Strengthens False Claims Act’s Statute of Limitations, Narrows First-to-File Bar

by WilmerHale on

The U.S. Supreme Court recently resolved two important questions under the False Claims Act (FCA), holding that (1) the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (WSLA), 18 U.S.C. § 3287, applies only to criminal cases, and (2)...more

Supreme Court Renders Good News-Bad News Whistleblower Decision

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision is good news and bad news for both whistleblowers and government contractors, including health care providers–a win for whistleblowers on one important issue, for contractors on...more

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