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HHS Proposed Good-Guidance Rule Provides Further Ammunition Against Nonbinding Guidance

USA - August 21 2020 On August 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or the Department) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking setting forth...

Sean C.Griffin, Jennifer Haney, William A. Sarraille, Meenakshi Datta.

Court Sanctions DOJ and Defendants For Discovery Violations In False Claims Act Case

USA - August 11 2020 On July 10, 2020, a federal magistrate judge in the District of Minnesota issued a 39-page decision sanctioning DOJ (and the defendants) for various...

Jack W. Pirozzolo, Paul E. Kalb, Scott D. Stein, Kristin Graham Koehler, Gordon D. Todd, Ellyce Cooper, Jonathan F. Cohn, Robert J. Conlan, Douglas A. Axel, Mark D. Hopson.

Current DOJ Enforcement Priorities, Focus on CARES Act Fraud

USA - July 17 2020 At a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Institute for Legal Reform meeting, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Ethan Davis set forth the...

Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FCA Case Based on Inadequate Pleading of Upcoded Claims

USA - June 11 2020 On May 28, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal with prejudice of a False Claims Act suit brought...

Jennifer Haney.

Clinical Laboratory to Pay $43 Million to Resolve FCA Liability for Medically Unnecessary Tests; Settlement Demonstrates Importance of Addressing Employee Compliance Concerns

USA - May 11 2020 A specialty laboratory recently agreed to pay up to $43 million to resolve FCA claims based on allegations raised internally and later in a...

Catherine Stewart.