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Civil False Claims Act: Cybersecurity compliance: Is it the next FCA battleground?

USA - May 16 2019 Companies across the country confront cybersecurity challenges on a daily basis. Chief information officers worry about their systems being hacked…

Douglas W. Baruch, Jennifer M. Wollenberg, Kayla Stachniak Kaplan.

Civil False Claims Act: Supreme Court rules that extended 10-year FCA limitations provision applies to qui tam relators in nonintervened cases, leaves other questions unanswered

USA - May 14 2019 In a unanimous decision in Cochise Consultancy, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Hunt, No. 18-315 (U.S. May 13, 2019), the Supreme Court resolved two…

Douglas W. Baruch, Jennifer M. Wollenberg, Kayla Stachniak Kaplan.

Civil False Claims Act: In the aftermath of the granston memo, courts Wrestle with the proper review standard for government dismissal motions

USA - April 11 2019 There is no proof yet of an actual tsunami of government dismissal motions in False Claims Act qui tam cases following the "Granston Memo." However…

Douglas W. Baruch, Jennifer M. Wollenberg.

FALSE CLAIMS ACT: Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Three FCA Cases but Will Decide Other FCA and FCA-Adjacent Cases in 2019

USA - January 8 2019 The Supreme Court's recent interest in civil False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases, particularly those involving qui tam relators, is reflected in the…

Douglas W. Baruch, Jennifer M. Wollenberg.

Ninth Circuit Confirms Escobar Two-Part Test for “Falsity” While Third Circuit Rejects Scienter Allegations Predicated on Ambiguous Requirements

USA - August 29 2018 In two recent decisions, the Ninth and Third Circuits knocked down Justice Department and relator efforts to weaken the FCA's falsity and scienter…

Douglas W. Baruch, Jennifer M. Wollenberg.