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DOJ Combats COVID-19 Fraud at “Unprecedented Pace and Tempo”

USA - April 6 2021 In a press release issued on March 26, 2021 (“Press Release”), the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that immediately after Congress passed the…

Katherine A. Kuchan, R.N., Scott W. Taebel.

“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, David B. Honig, Lauren Rodriguez.

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, Drew B. Howk, Katherine A. Kuchan, R.N., Matt Schappa.

Your Standard Liability Policy Doesn’t Cover FCA Claims

USA - November 20 2020 In health care, actions under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) typically allege conduct that is knowingly in violation of one or more of Medicare’s…

Hostile Work Environment Not Permissible Method to “Select and Control” Employees Under Ministerial Exception

USA - September 11 2020 Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit[1] in Demkovich v. St. Andrew the Apostle Parish[2] declined to establish a blanket…

Robin M. Sheridan.