In 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Universal Health Servs. v. U.S. ex rel. Escobar which dealt, in part, with how the "materiality" requirement should be enforced in False Claims Act ("FCA") cases. Recently, a federal district court in Florida reversed a $347 million jury verdict in an FCA case, demonstrating just how "demanding" and "rigorous" the materiality standard is under Escobar.
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