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Province Ordered to Pay Damages to Timber Company over Aboriginal Road Blockade

On December 23, 2013, the British Columbia Supreme Court (Court) ordered the Province of British Columbia (Province) to pay logging contractor Moulton Contracting Ltd. a sum of $1.75 million in damages for the Province’s...more

7th Circuit Determines Qui Tam False Claims Act Case Against ITT Should Go Forward

This week we look at the 7th Circuit's decision in Leveski v. ITT Educational Services, Inc., in which the court reinstated a False Claims Act qui tam action against ITT and removed the imposition of $395,000 in sanctions...more

Casting a Smaller Net: Seventh Circuit Requires "Net Trebling" Under FCA – Potentially Impacting Settlement Dynamics for all...

The Seventh Circuit recently ruled that under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) treble damages should be calculated by the net amount of loss suffered by the government (after appropriate setoffs or credits are deducted) rather...more

Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Overly-Broad Injunction Prohibiting Competition Among Defense Contractors

Earlier this year, the Alabama Supreme Court reversed a preliminary injunction entered by the trial court in a case involving competing defense contractors at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. See Monte Sano Research Corp....more

Case Study: Sandager V. Dell Marketing

Originally Published in Law360, New York May 17, 2012 -- While the False Claims Act generally is understood to be a “whistleblower” statute, it has been a tool of choice in recent years for opportunistic qui tam relators who...more

United Kingdom Supreme Court Rules That Courts Always Retain Final Decision To Determine Arbitrator’s Jurisdictional Authority

Dallah Real Estate and Tourism Holding Company v. The Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan, 2010 UKSC 46 (3 November 2010), involved an attempt by a company (Dallah) operating in Saudi Arabia to enforce...more

Foreign States May Be Liable For Tortious Acts Committed By Their Employees

The "tortious act exception" of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (“FSIA,” 28 U.S.C. § 1605(a)(5)) provides that a foreign state, or its official or employee, is not immune from money damages sought against...more

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