Bribery & Corruption in the Military. A Front-Line View (Part II)
Bribery & Corruption in the Military. A Front-Line View (Part I)
Polsinelli Podcasts - Why Bid Protests Are on The Rise
Legal Minute: Cybersecurity Reporting Requirements for Government Contractors
A Moment of Simple Justice - Jails for Sale
A Moment of Simple Justice - Death by Cop
Upcoming Affirmative Action Plan Requirements for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors
What should I do when I receive a letter from a prosecutor?
Annual Labor & Employment Update 2013
Ethics Laws and the Importance of Transparency for Public Officials
Polsinelli Podcast - Conducting Business With the Obama Administration
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Colombia Battles U.S. Investors for $17 Billion Treasure
Turbulent Market for Legal Services Forces Law Firms to Innovate
The Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released two reports yesterday related to Medicare Part D fraud. The OIG report, Ensuring the Integrity of Medicare Part D, “synthesizes numerous OIG...more
Recently, representatives from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, and Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) for the Office of...more
A spate of recent multi-million dollar settlements has shown that medical device manufacturers are subject to substantial liability under the False Claims Act (FCA) if they misstate the country of origin of their products in...more
As highlighted in a report by the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, a flood of counterfeit electronic parts from China threatens the reliability of sophisticated defense technologies from thermal weapon sights to advanced...more
“I didn’t set out to commit a crime. I certainly didn’t set out to hurt anyone… I was kind of a hero, because I helped the company make its numbers every quarter. And I thought I was doing a good thing. I thought I was...more
Last week, the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an indictment charging Vascular Solutions Inc. (VSI) and its CEO Howard Root with (1) selling medical devices without the approval of the U.S. Food...more
Trends and Analysis -
..We have identified 24 health care-related qui tam cases unsealed since last month’s Qui Tam Update. Of those, only 2 were filed in 2013. Nearly half were filed before 2011.
..Among the 24...more
Trends and Analysis:
..We have identified 20 health care-related qui tam cases unsealed in July 2013. About a quarter of those were filed in 2013.
..Among the cases unsealed in July, the government has declined to...more
While predicting enforcement trends over the next five years is not without uncertainty, the best marker for future activity may be to look to the past. We believe that industry members and counsel can expect the Department...more
June 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Trevor Timm, writer and activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about recent intelligence leaks surrounding the NSA's surveillance of American...more
In This Issue:
- Third Circuit Panel Liberalizes “Protected Activity” Immunity for Employees Claiming Whistleblower Status
- Doing Time: A Requirement for White Collar Crime?
- Casting a Smaller Net:...more
Last year was another busy year in health care fraud enforcement. In 2012, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG) reported total expected recoveries of $6.9 billion from all...more
Dr. Harkonen was the CEO of InterMune, Inc, a pharmaceutical company that developed, marketed and sold drugs for lung and liver diseases, including Actimmune. In 2002, the FDA had approved Actimmune to treat only two...more
To paraphrase a famous quote, "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it," and providers who ignore the significance of the federal government's healthcare fraud enforcements efforts in 2012 do so at their...more
After two years of deliberation, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals has finally issued its decision in United States v. Caronia, holding that the government cannot prosecute pharmaceutical manufacturers or their...more
On December 3, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the First Amendment protects pharmaceutical companies who truthfully promote the lawful, off-label use of prescription drugs from...more
The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that corporate espionage has cost American companies $13 billion from trade secrets stolen by company insiders and given to hostile foreign governments.
To combat this...more
Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) has agreed to pay more than $500 million in fines and penalties to settle federal charges alleging that the outsourcing company overcharged the city of New York for work and...more
The proof at trial was wholly circumstantial, but, as the court found, was sufficient for the jury to convict. As the court explained, “the government introduced evidence establishing that on August 27, 2008, Teague's...more
This is the third of a regular series of posts that summarize and wrap up our latest thoughts that have appeared recently on Ifrah Law’s blogs.
1. Will the Internet Taint a Loughner Verdict?
Is it impossible for accused...more
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