White Collar Watch - June 2014

In This Issue:

- Whistleblower’s one-two punch: Confidential informant/employee spurs criminal investigation, then successfully sues individual company owner in qui tam action

- Alleged illegal recruiting for college leads to False Claims Act complaint

- Court enforces False Claims Act’s first-to-file rule to bar complaint alleging details of off-label promotion scheme about which another relator had previously complained.

- Excerpt from Whistleblower’s one-two punch:

In a stark reminder of the importance of a robust compliance program, a former employee whose disclosures to the FBI launched a criminal prosecution became the successful plaintiff in a qui tam motion for summary judgment against one of the individual owners of the now-defunct company.

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