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District Court Adopts Middle of the Road Approach in Determining Causation in Anti-Kickback Statute-Based False Claims Act Case

USA - May 2 2022 The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland recently weighed in on the appropriate causation standard when evaluating whether a claim…

Cassandra M. Burns, Timothy J. Fry

COVID Nursing Home Patient Safety Failures Not Actionable under FCA in New York

USA - April 28 2022 In Conte v. Kingston NH Operations LLC, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21686, *1, 2022 WL 356753, a New York District court granted a Defendant’s motion to…

Timothy J. Fry, David J. Pivnick, Michael J. Podberesky

District court finds that AKS violations are per se material

USA - March 31 2022 Last month, the Central District of California granted the government's affirmative motion for partial summary judgment in U.S. v. Reliance Medical…

Garrison B. Ambrose, Timothy J. Fry

Eye Care Practice Settles with Government for Employing Excluded Individual

USA - March 25 2022 On March 18, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Connecticut Attorney General announced that a Connecticut eye care practice and its owners had…

Timothy J. Fry, Colin P. McCarthy, Rebecca L. Rieckhoff

Seventh Circuit Clarifies Pleading Standard for Anesthesiologist’s False Claims Action

USA - February 7 2022 The Seventh Circuit recently reversed a lower court’s ruling that an amended complaint in a qui tam lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act (FCA)…

Timothy J. Fry