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Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 22 2014

Social media is a revolution in the way in which corporations communicate with consumers. This White Paper will help you to maximise the huge


Civil False Claims Act: Sixth Circuit Rejects Government’s “Fairyland” FCA Damages Theory
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2016

In rebuke of a favored government damages theory, the Sixth Circuit, in United States ex rel. Wall v. Circle C Construction, LLC, No. 14-6150, 2016


On the Right Track: Railroad Whistleblowers Came Out on Top in 2015
  • Katz Marshall & Banks LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

Employees, contractors and subcontractors who report or oppose railroad safety concerns andor the fraudulent use of federal grants or funds


New Suit Challenges CMS On When Overpayments Are “Identified”
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2016

A new lawsuit filed against CMS challenges the agency's position on when a healthcare entity will be deemed to have "identified" an overpayment - an


U.S. District Court Holds that FCA’s Retaliation Provision Requires “But-for” Causation
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • February 9 2016

Last month, in United States ex rel. Helfer v. Associated Anesthesiologists of Springfield, Ltd., No. 3:10-cv-03076 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 14, 2016), the U


Fourth Circuit Holds that Facts Learned by Relators' Counsel in Previous Qui Tam Trigger Public Disclosure Bar
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2016

In United States ex rel. May v. Purdue Pharma L.P., the Fourth Circuit recently held that the pre-2010 public disclosure bar prohibits a subsequent


Making the Best of a Bad Situation: Where and How Contractors Can Find Insurance Coverage for Civil Violations of the False Claims Act
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

The False Claims Act (FCA) makes it unlawful to present a “false or fraudulent” claim for government reimbursement. A claim can be “factually” false


“Unleash the hounds!” - Third Circuit gives lawyers the green light to file their own FCA claims based on information they learn through discovery
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2016

On February 2, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that a law firm qualified as an “original source” and could bring its own


EEOC and DOL Propose Increased Reporting Requirements for EEO-1 Reports
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2016

On the seventh anniversary of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), in partnership with the


Agency cannot retroactively terminate to reduce damages
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2016

An agency must use-it or lose-it under a fixed-priced contract. When an agency makes it impossible to receive a contractor's service under a