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Eleventh Circuit Panel Expresses Unease over Materiality-Based Summary Judgment Dismissal of FCA Mortgage Fraud Case

USA - January 29 2021 An Eleventh Circuit panel has breathed new life into a long-running, $248 million False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam case, United States ex rel. Bibby v…

DOJ Stats Show Dip in Fraud Recoveries in ’20, but Signs Point to Impending Rise in False Claims Act Litigation

USA - January 21 2021 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has just released its annual statistical overview of False Claims Act (FCA) and other fraud actions for Fiscal…

Defense Department Interim Rule Requiring Contractors to Self-Assess Cybersecurity Compliance Creates Potential FCA Risk

USA - November 24 2020 As concern over cybersecurity continues to grow, defense contractors have been waiting for the Department of Defense (DOD) to roll out its…

Fourth Circuit Holds Qualified Immunity Cannot Shield Government Employees from False Claims Act Liability

USA - June 30 2020 The doctrine of qualified immunity, often invoked by police officers and other government employees in lawsuits alleging civil rights violations, was…

2nd Circuit Holds Federal Banks Are Government Entities For FCA Purposes, Revives Qui Tam Suit Against Wells Fargo

USA - February 11 2020 The False Claims Act (FCA) was enacted to punish and deter fraud against the United States, and to recover moneys obtained through such fraud…