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In a pending False Claims Act (“FCA”) case stemming from alleged violations of the physician self-referral law (the “Stark Law”), 42 U.S.C. § 1395nn, and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”), 42 U.S.C. §1320a-7b, the...more
Recently, a federal district court in Georgia ruled that a defendant waived the attorney-client privilege in communications with counsel about the lawfulness of its conduct under the False Claims Act simply by pleading good...more
A federal district court recently rejected a health care provider’s claim of attorney-client privilege and ordered the provider to produce written communications with its lawyers regarding the provider’s compliance with the...more
In a pending False Claims Act (“FCA”) case involving allegations of noncompliance with the federal physician self-referral law (the “Stark Law”), 42 U.S.C. § 1395nn, the United States District Court for the Middle District of...more
From the perspective of False Claims Act (FCA) results, 2012 was a decidedly mixed year for healthcare providers. The bad news was quite bad—increased FCA scrutiny by the Department of Justice (DOJ) led to $3 billion of...more
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