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Maryland expands its False Claims Act
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

On May 12, 2015, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed into law Senate Bill 374, an expansion of the Maryland False Claims Act ("MFCA"), which took


Ripple Labs Inc fined for failure to register with FinCEN as MSB
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

On May 5 2015 virtual currency exchanger Ripple Labs Inc and its wholly owned subsidiary XRP II, LLC (together, Ripple) entered into a consent


Over government’s objection, district court permits bifurcation of trial between proof of falsity and other FCA elements
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2015

A court in the Northern District of Alabama recently granted defendant AseraCare's motion to bifurcate its trial, limiting the government in the


Court finds kickback allegations against clinical laboratory not adequately pled
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

On May 19, 2015, a federal district court in the Northern District of Georgia dismissed kickback allegations against Laboratory Corporation of


Anti-corruption quarterly - 1st quarter 2015
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

On February 9, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed Jean Rene Duperval’s convictions for conspiracy to commit money laundering and concealment of money


Virtual currency exchanger Ripple Labs Inc. is first exchanger to be fined for failure to register with FinCEN as a money services business
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2015

On May 5, 2015, virtual currency exchanger Ripple Labs Inc. ("Ripple Labs") and its wholly-owned subsidiary XRP II, LLC (together with Ripple Labs


SEC enforcement quarterly - 1st quarter 2015
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2015

On March 2, 2015, the SEC announced its first-ever whistleblower award to a former corporate officer. The corporate officer will receive between $475


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