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DOJ Recouped $2.2B Under FCA in 2020, Plus $3.6B in Still-Pending Settlements

USA - January 15 2021 The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently announced that the United States recovered over $2.2 billion from False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases in the…

Abigail Kaericher, Heather D. Mogden, Katherine A. Kuchan, R.N., Matt Schappa.

Recent Government Actions Against Pharma Manufacturers Highlight Risks with Donations to Patient Assistance Funds

USA - December 22 2020 As illustrated by two recent cases, there has been an uptick in Government enforcement action related to pharmaceutical manufacturer donations to…

Julie K. Lappas, Macauley K. Rybar.

First Circuit: ‘But For’ Standard Controls Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

USA - December 17 2020 The First Circuit ruled that an employer would not have acted against a whistleblower ‘but for’ their engaging in conduct the FCA protects. It joined…

Dwayne U. Barrs.

FEMA Restricts Export of PPE in Temporary Final Rule

USA - April 10 2020 On April 10, 2020, FEMA published a temporary final rule giving the Agency the authority to block the export of critical PPE during the COVID-19…

Melissa L. Markey.

Health Care Providers and FEMA’s COVID-19 Public Assistance

USA - April 3 2020 Health care nonprofits and other qualified entities should submit applications for FEMA Public Assistance (“PA”) to support their COVID-19 responses…

Dwayne U. Barrs, Lauren Rodriguez, Melissa L. Markey.