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FOIA 2013 Wrap-Up – Summary Of Year End PAC Opinions

The Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor (PAC) closed out the year by issuing two binding opinions. The following is a summary of key points from the opinions of which public bodies should be aware....more

Legislation Introduced in the House Would Amend the False Claims Act

On August 1, 2013, Reps. Howard Coble (R-N.C.) and David Scott (D-Ga.) introduced bipartisan legislation in the House that would amend the federal False Claims Act (FCA) by adding several procedural hurdles that make it more...more

Illinois Supreme Court Adopts Restrictive View of the Authority of Chicago Inspector General

In a unanimous opinion reversing in part Division Six of the First District, the Illinois Supreme Court has held in Ferguson v. Patton that the Inspector General for the City of Chicago lacks the authority to retain private...more

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review Federal Funding of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

On October 10, 2012, two pro-life groups petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review and reverse the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court’s decision allowing the continued federal funding of...more

False Claims Act Focus - July 2012

EDITOR'S NOTE: Although the False Claims Act (FCA) is used most frequently to address allegations of fraud in health care and government procurement, the statute can be used quite effectively in any situation in which...more

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