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Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
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EDITOR’S NOTE -
Recent months have provided interesting developments in the False Claims Act (“FCA”) case law, and the future promises even more.
Defendants in many FCA cases that proceed to litigation file...more
Last summer, a federal judge in Houston ruled that the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (WSLA), found in Title 18, § 3287 of the U.S. Criminal Code, applied to a civil False Claims Act (FCA) case and suspended the...more
The False Claims Act (FCA), which allows both the government and whistleblowers to seek treble damages for claims of civil fraud on the United States, is a powerful tool. In the past two years, the government has aggressively...more
Perhaps our nation's circuit court judges took it easy last week because of the inauguration, or Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but there's only one case where a defendant won in a published opinion in a federal appellate court....more
In a stunning conclusion to the U.S. Department of Justice’s first guilty jury verdict against a corporation under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.S. District Court, Central District of California...more
“Men must turn square corners when they deal with the Government.” – Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
With the Government’s prosecution of False Claims Act (“FCA”) and Contract Disputes Act (“CDA”) violations on the...more
The Current Qui Tam Environment
There has been a shift in the fault patterns of qui tam litigation. More qui tam cases are being filed than ever before. The statistics demonstrate that the number has increased steadily over...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently weakened the impact of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) in False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases. The FCA allows whistleblowers (called “relators”) to bring lawsuits...more
This article continues discussion of Rule 9(b) in False Claims Act litigation from Ninth Circuit Weakens Rule 9(b) in False Claims Act Litigation, also published today.
While the Ninth Circuit has joined the minority...more
No government contracts with FCPA violators. Blacklisted....more