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Relators beware sanctions upheld for “vexatious” False Claims Act suit
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • June 17 2015

Last month, the Sixth Circuit affirmed sanctions imposed by a district court against a relator and his counsel for bringing a frivolous False Claims


Recent sentencing of corporate executives for FDCA violations highlight importance of fostering a culture of compliance
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

Recent sentencing of corporate executives of a food production company for violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) indicate a


Enforceability of employee releases on qui tam actions
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • May 26 2015

Employee severance packages and settlement agreements often include a broad waiver of any claims, known or an unknown, which an employee may have


Sponsored claim for subcontractor severance pay granted under fixed-price service contract
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) recently granted a claim sponsored by the prime contractor for its subcontractor's employee


Mind the (statutory) gap: Federal Circuit confirms no liability for joint infringement of method claims
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • May 14 2015

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed down its most recent decision in the ongoing patent infringement


United Technologies is saved from $657 million False Claims Act verdict by the Sixth Circuit
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • April 17 2015

On April 6, 2015, the Sixth Circuit delivered a costly blow to the United States government to the tune of $657 million when it issued its opinion in


Tennessee Supreme Court clarifies reporting standard under TPPA
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • April 9 2015

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently clarified an important aspect of the Tennessee Public Protection Act ("TPPA") for purported whistleblowers and


Labor talk blog: Supreme Court revives pregnancy discrimination case
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • April 3 2015

Is the Supreme Court's recent decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, here, a limited ruling, applicable only in the context of the Pregnancy


Supreme Court ruling blocks providers from suing for higher Medicaid pay under the Medicaid Act's "equal access" provision
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • April 2 2015

On March 31, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provider's ability to sue a state in federal court to enforce the "equal access" provision of


Positioning your firm to deal with regulators in today's environment
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • March 26 2015

In Dep't of Enforcement v. Fox Fin. Mgmt. Corp., Brian A. Murphy and James E. Rooney (Disciplinary Proc. No. 2012030724101), a three-person FINRA