FCA Focus - March 2012

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In This Issue:

- EDITOR'S NOTE

- RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

• DOJ Civil Recoveries in FY2011

• Number of Qui Tam Actions Hits Record

• Financial Fraud Cases Hitting Hard

• Government Procurement

- Enforcement Still Vigorous

• Pharmaceutical Recoveries Skyrocket to Stratosphere

- PRACTICE ANALYSIS

• The Fee-Shifting Provisions of the False Claims Act

- CASE ANALYSIS

• Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in FCA Case

- PRACTICE TIP

• Attorneys’ Fees in Settlement Negotiation

Excerpt from Editor's Note

Welcome to Patton Boggs' inaugural False Claims Act (FCA) newsletter,

FCA Focus. As the Department of Justice (DOJ) celebrates the 25th

anniversary of the statute's 1986 amendments, which catapulted the FCA

into prominence as the United States' preferred tool for recovering money

from fraud, and as the use of the statute continues to expand, we feel that

the time is right to focus a newsletter on this particular statute across all

industries.

Please see full newsletter below for more information.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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