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Holding Executives Personally Responsible: An Increasing Government Priority

USA - September 19 2017 Earlier this month, we covered the Spectocor action which involved an executive and his company’s agreement to pay $10.56M of a $13.45M total…

Brett W. Barnett

The Yates Memo: A Reminder that Executives are Vulnerable Too

USA - September 6 2017 The 2015 Yates Memo continues to impact federal prosecutions as the Department of Justice continues to seek accountability from individuals…

Brett W. Barnett

Employer antiretaliation liability to employees that blow the whistle against former, unrelated employers?

USA - May 27 2015 Does the False Claims Act’s antiretaliation provision, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(h)(1), apply to an “employer that fire[s] an employee after discovering that…

Brett W. Barnett

Supreme Court Reins in California Courts’ Approach to Specific Jurisdiction

USA - June 27 2017 On June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court reinforced its narrow application of specific jurisdiction in mass tort proceedings in an 8-1 decision in…

The Fourth Circuit expands the implied certification theory to anti-retaliation claims

USA - July 16 2015 On January 8, 2015, the Fourth Circuit determined that, amid a circuit split, the “implied certification” theory of liability under the False Claims…

Brett W. Barnett