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Paying for family vacations with NIH funds triggers FCA lawsuit and settlement

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 8 2013

Northwestern University will pay $2.93 million to settle a federal False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit brought by a former employee who alleged

SEC files another fraud action tied to the municipal bond market

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2013

The SEC filed another settled financial fraud action tied to the municipal bond market which is clearly an area of increasing focus. This proceeding

Ohio Supreme Court upholds the Controlling Board's Medicaid expansion

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 24 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court issued an important decision in the lawsuit that challenged the authority of the Ohio Controlling Board (Board) when the Court

County employee's causation evidence falls short

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2011

Cook County, Illinois faced a severe budget crisis in 2006

Same-sex domestic partner policy does not discriminate against opposite-sex couples

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

Reversing a decision by the Westchester County Human Rights Commission, a New York appeals court recently held that a policy adopted by a local Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to offer health care to same-sex domestic partners did not unlawfully discriminate against opposite-sex domestic partners

Sixth Circuit provides powerful authority for False Claims Act defendants in reversal of $83 million judgment

  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 6 2012

Recently, the Sixth Circuit in United States ex rel. Williams v. Renal Care Group et al. threw out an $83 million judgment against a dialysis provider in an opinion recognizing the ambiguity endemic in the current health care regulatory environment and rejecting the government’s attempts to exploit that ambiguity under the False Claims Act

Recent US Supreme Court decision on student search and seizure, something every school administrator should be aware of

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2009

On June 25, 2009, the United States Supreme Court of Appeals issued an important decision in Safford Unified Sch. Dist. 1 v. Redding, relating to whether the 4th Amendment of the Constitution prohibits a public school from conducting a search of a student suspected of possessing and distributing prescription drugs on campus in violation of school policy

High-profile lawsuits headed to the Sixth Circuit in 2013

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2013

Last year was an active year for the Sixth Circuit, particularly on its business docket. As you know from following our blog, the Sixth Circuit

Seventh Circuit appeal in case against medical center could impact the ability to bring suits under the False Claims Act

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 19 2011

The decision in a case pending before the Seventh Circuit could affect the ability of plaintiffs to bring suit under the False Claims Act (FCA) in cases where the government already possesses information concerning the alleged fraud

NJ appellate court holds that NJ False Claims Act cannot reach conduct occurring before March 2008

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2011

The New Jersey Appellate Division for the Superior Court, Mercer County, recently held that the New Jersey False Claims Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:32C1 to 15 and N.J.S.A. 2A:32C17 to 18, which was enacted on January 1, 2008 and made effective on March 13, 2008, does not apply retroactively to allegedly false claims submitted prior to the statute’s effective date