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DOJ Announces First Increase To FCA Civil Penalties Since 2018

USA - June 22 2020 The 2015 Balanced Budget Act (BBA) requires that federal agencies make inflationary adjustments to civil monetary penalties on a yearly basis to...

Catherine Stewart.

Senator Grassley Pushes Back on DOJ’s View of Its Right to Seek to Dismiss FCA Actions over Relators’ Objections

USA - May 27 2020 In a May 4, 2020 letter to Attorney General William Barr, Senator Chuck Grassley “vehemently” disagreed with the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) view...

Joseph R. LoCascio.

Ninth Circuit Holds That the FCA Does Not Require Objective Falsehoods and That False Certification of Medical Necessity May Give Rise to FCA Liability

USA - April 1 2020 On March 23, 2020, the Ninth Circuit revived a whistleblower suit in which Jane Winter, a registered nurse, alleged that Defendants Gardens Regional...

Matt Bergs.

Court Orders DOJ to Articulate Factual Basis for Allegation that AKS Violations Caused the Submission of False Claims

USA - December 20 2019 Earlier this month, a federal judge in Minnesota held that DOJ was required to articulate the factual basis for its allegation that Defendants’ claims...

Matt Bergs.

Court Dismisses DOJ Complaint Alleging Improper Auto-Refill and Co-Payment Waiver for Lack of Particularity

USA - October 22 2019 On September 30, 2019, a judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted a motion to dismiss in an intervened...

Matt Bergs.