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Courtney Gilligan Saleski

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DOJ tells SCOTUS it plans to seek to dismiss a major qui tam action because burdensome FCA discovery would not be in the public interest

USA - December 6 2018 The Department of Justice (DOJ) has just sent a strong signal that it intends to follow through on a promise set out in the Granston Memo: to seek the...

Andrew J. Hoffman, Christopher George Oprison, Ilana Hope Eisenstein, Brenna Kelly, Ben C. Fabens-Lassen.


False Claims Act year in review: 2017

USA - February 28 2018 In 2017, False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries totaled more than $3.7 billion, down from more than $4.7 billion in total recoveries in 2016. More than $3...

John M. Hillebrecht, Andrew J. Hoffman, Christopher George Oprison.


Middle District of Florida reverses $350 million verdict and joins other courts in enforcing Escobar's strict materiality standard

USA - January 17 2018 A recent decision from a judge in the Middle District of Florida reversed a $350 million jury FCA verdict and joined other courts throughout the...

John M. Hillebrecht, Asha M. Natarajan, Andrew J. Hoffman, Christopher George Oprison.


Good news for FCA defendants: Seventh Circuit abandons long-standing precedent in response to Escobar

USA - October 27 2017 The US Supreme Court's landmark decision in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar continues to reverberate through the...

Andrew J. Hoffman.


US Supreme Court strikes death blow against forum shopping in mass actions by limiting personal jurisdiction

USA - June 21 2017 On Monday, the US Supreme Court continued its recent trend of contracting personal jurisdiction in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of...

Ethan H. Townsend, Brooke Killian Kim.