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Whistleblowers Could Face Fees for Poorly Pleaded FCA Actions

USA - February 11 2021 Hospitals and health care systems that successfully defend against frivolous FCA actions may oftentimes recover fees and expenses incurred as part of…

Matt Schappa.

If You Don’t Ask the Court to Compel Arbitration or Stay the Case Pending Arbitration, You May Lose Any Right to an Interlocutory Appeal Under the FAA

USA - January 27 2021 The Sixth Circuit closed out 2020 with a decision that contains a warning for litigators to make sure they’re asking for an enumerated remedy under…

Brian Sabey, Jake B. Kolisek.

“No Claims Means No False Claims”—and No FCA Whistleblower Protection

USA - January 26 2021 On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Hickman v. Spirit of Athens dismissed a whistleblower retaliation claim…

Brian Sabey, Heather D. Mogden, Lauren Rodriguez.

Eleventh Circuit Reaffirms Need for Counsel to Pursue Qui Tam Claims Under the False Claims Act

USA - September 2 2020 The United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, recently issued an opinion reaffirming the need for counsel in qui tam cases under the False…

Jake B. Kolisek.

New FCA Decision Instructs the Government and Whistleblowers to Play Nice, Follow the Rules and Gives Government Discretion for Dismissal

USA - September 1 2020 A recent decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the sometimes hostile relationship between the government and the whistleblowers…

Lauren Rodriguez, Matt Schappa.