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On November 12, 2013, inTrillium Power Wind Corporation v. Ontario (Natural Resources), 2013 ONCA 683, the Ontario Court of Appeal allowed a $2-billion action by Trillium Power Wind Corporation (Trillium) to proceed against...more
When does an independent contractor become a public utility? That's the question the Illinois Supreme Court debated during the September term in People ex rel. Department of Labor v. E.R.H. Enterprises, Inc. Based upon the...more
Today, Judge Bruggnick of the Court of Federal Claims denied the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) motion to dismiss the complaint filed by two special purpose entities affiliated with SolarCity regarding the Treasury’s...more
Our previews of the oral arguments on the Illinois Supreme Court’s September docket continue with People ex rel. Department of Labor v. E. R. H. Enterprises, Inc.
E.R.H. began in 2008 when the Labor Department issued...more
On August 12, the Department of Justice filed a brief in response to the plaintiffs’ opposition to DOJ’s motion to dismiss. A copy of the brief is available here. The plaintiffs are special purpose entities that invested in...more
EDITOR’S NOTE -
The second quarter of 2013 has, not surprisingly, seen a continuation of significant enforcement action under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) across various industries, including the financial services...more
Covington & Burling’s reply brief to the government’s brief in support of its motion to dismiss provides insight into SolarCity’s strategy. The complaint appears to be as much about providing SolarCity with leverage in...more
EDITOR’S NOTE -
The last few months have not failed to provide interesting False Claims Act (FCA) activity in the courts. We begin our newsletter by examining a case brought in the energy sector, alleging that a...more
A terminated employee brought claims against his former employer for wrongful termination in violation of the California False Claims Act (“CFCA”), public policy, and the whistleblower protections provided by the Labor Code. ...more
This is an Amicus Brief filed by Fabisch Law on behalf of the Ocean State Policy Research Institute urging the Rhode Island Supreme Court to remand the Deepwater Wind decision to the Public Utilities Commission and to...more