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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…

Douglas A. Axel, Ellyce Cooper, Gordon D. Todd, Jack W. Pirozzolo, Jaime L.M. Jones, Jonathan F. Cohn, Kristin Graham Koehler, Mark D. Hopson, Paul E. Kalb, Scott D. Stein.

Government Contracting During the COVID-19 Crisis

USA - May 27 2020 The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in a substantial expansion of government spending and procurement. Not only existing government contractors but…

Howard J. Stanislawski, Justin A. Benson.

Seventh Circuit Remand on “Proximate Cause” Issue Results in Summary Judgment for Defendant on FCA Claim

USA - July 17 2019 Two years ago, the Seventh Circuit reversed itself by abandoning its “but-for” causation test in FCA cases in favor of a “proximate cause” rule that…

P. Kai Knight.

Third Circuit Finds Individual Ownership Interest in Corporation Not Required for FCA Liability and Unsworn Testimony Insufficient to Create a Material Issue of Fact

USA - March 19 2019 On March 14, 2018, the Third Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part a district court ruling granting the United States’ motion for summary…

Kristen A. Knapp.

DOJ Backs Down From Challenge to CIDs Issued After It Declined to Intervene in FCA Case

USA - May 4 2018 Faced with a challenge to its authority to do so, DOJ recently withdrew several Civil Investigative Demands (“CIDs”) which it had issued after…

Kristen A. Knapp.