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District court puts the “fraud” back into fraudulent inducement FCA liability

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 16 2014

In United States ex rel. Thomas v. Siemens AG, the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that proving a violation of the False

Fifth Circuit limits liability under the False Claims Act for "certifications" and offers a new framework

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2013

In U.S. ex rel. Steury v. Cardinal Health, Inc., the Fifth Circuit affirmed dismissal, again, of a qui tam complaint alleging that the defendants

Big win for service providers in False Claims Act case

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2013

Last week, in United States ex rel. Badr v. Triple Canopy, Inc., the Eastern District of Virginia wholly dismissed a suit alleging that a security

Hot trends in the False Claims Act: 2013 mid-year review

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2013

Few areas of law have seen as dramatic recent change as the False Claims Act (FCA). The trend has largely been increased exposure. Whistleblowers are

Little v. Shell - bad news for government contractors

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2012

On July 31, in United States ex rel. Little v. Shell Exploration and Production Company, the Fifth Circuit ruled that a federal employee is a "person" capable of bringing a whistleblower action under the False Claims Act

The Fifth Circuit rules that government employees can blow the whistle on alleged False Claims Act violations

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2012

Earlier this week, in United States ex rel. Little v. Shell Exploration and Production Company, the Fifth Circuit ruled that a federal employee is a "person" capable of bringing a whistleblower action under the False Claims Act (FCA

Case study: US v. SLM

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2011

On Nov. 4, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that under the False Claims Act's "first-to-file" rule, 31 U.S.C. 3730(b)(5), a qui tam complaint need not meet the heightened pleading standard of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) to potentially bar a later-filed qui tam complaint

Whistleblowers' FOIA info: going down

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 23 2011

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in a 5-3 ruling that whistleblowers cannot rely on documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act when bringing qui tam actions under the False Claims Act

Parasitic whistleblower rides Schindler Elevator to the top only to be shot down by the Supreme Court

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 17 2011

Yesterday, the Supreme Court decided in a 5-3 ruling that whistleblowers cannot rely on documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) when bringing qui tam actions under the False Claims Act (FCA

D.C. Circuit rejects FCA liability for a company's "collective knowledge"

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2010

On December 3, 2010, a federal appellate court in Washington, DC, ruled that a major government contractor could not be held liable for conflicts of interest based on the collective knowledge of the contractor's employees