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Court affirms DOJ’s unfettered right to reject settlement in Lance Armstrong case

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2015

As we have written about on this blog previously, Lance Armstrong's former teammate, Floyd Landis, filed a qui tam suit alleging that Armstrong's and

Opinion dismissing FCA claims based on prior disclosure to government officials highlights debate about what constitutes a “public disclosure”

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2015

In United States ex rel. Rockey v. Ear Inst. of Chicago, No. 11-cv-07258 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 25, 2015), the relator alleged that her former employer, the

Sixth Circuit rejects government’s $664m FCA judgment, remands for second time

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 10 2015

In the latest decision in litigation that spans 17 years and relates to conduct that occurred 32 years ago, the Sixth Circuit reversed a $664 million

Court rejects off-label promotion allegations due to failure to cite actual false claim submissions; allows retaliation claims to proceed

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 2 2015

On March 27, 2015, a federal court in the Southern District of Ohio granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss a qui tam suit alleging

SEC takes first enforcement action involving employee agreement restricting disclosures to government

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 2 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission made good on its promise to crack down on employment-related agreements that it believes improperly restrict

New cert petition asks Supreme Court to weigh in on FCA pleading standards

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 30 2015

As we previously reported, the Supreme Court last year declined an invitation to resolve a circuit split regarding how much detail about

Ninth Circuit hears argument en banc in Hartpence and Godecke appeals

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2015

On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard two consolidated False Claims Act cases en banc, US ex rel. Hartpence v. Kinetic

U.S. brief argues for expansive view of public disclosure bar

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2015

In a peculiar twist on a familiar issue, the United States recently filed a brief taking a broad view of the so-called "public disclosure" bar to

Commercial bribery and the FCPA: SEC charges Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. with books and records violations

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2015

On February 24, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced that it had reached an agreement with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

SEC enforcement quarterly newsletter - 4th quarter 2014

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2015

On October 16, 2014, the SEC announced its enforcement statistics for FY 2014, highlighting a record-breaking year for sanctions imposed and the first