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Supreme Court Signals Interest in Clarifying Pleading Requirements in False Claims Act Suits

USA - June 9 2022 The Supreme Court (Court) will soon decide whether to take up a critical (and long-running) issue concerning applicability of Federal Rule of Civil…

Vinu G. Joseph, Laura Colombell Marshall, John S. Moran, Michael J. Podberesky

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…

Brett W. Barnett, Timothy J. Fry, Michael J. Podberesky

Analysis of DOJ’s 2021 FCA Statistics and the Trends Therein

USA - February 9 2022 Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ or Department) announced that it recovered over $5.6 billion under the False Claims Act (FCA) in…

Edwin O. Childs, Brandi G. Howard, Laura Colombell Marshall, Michael J. Podberesky

Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissed FCA Case against Walmart involving Opiate Prescription Allegations

USA - July 6 2021 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dismissed a relator-pharmacist’s False Claim Act (FCA) case, holding that the pharmacist claims…

Brett W. Barnett, Timothy J. Fry

District Court Greenlights Potential Pro Tanto FCA Liability Offset

USA - July 1 2021 On June 18, 2021, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia certified an interlocutory appeal in favor of Honeywell in a case…

Brett W. Barnett, Timothy J. Fry