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DOJ Opposes Supreme Court Review of Granston Dismissal Standard

USA - June 9 2021 On May 21, 2021, the Department of Justice filed a brief in opposition to a petition for writ of certiorari filed by the relator in U.S. ex rel…

Joseph R. LoCascio.

Eleventh Circuit Rejects Argument That Mathematical Probability Suffices To Allege The Existence of False Claims, Affirming Dismissal For Failure To Satisfy Rule 9(b)

USA - May 19 2021 On April 26, 2021, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal with prejudice of a qui tam action brought by two former employees of a Georgia…

Megan Coggeshall.

Grassley Letter to AG Nominee Garland Previews Legislation To Curtail DOJ Dismissal Authority and Materiality Requirement

USA - March 9 2021 Senator Charles Grassley, who supported the nomination of Merrick Garland for Attorney General, sent the then-nominee a letter on February 24 to ask…

DOJ Releases Detailed Statistics on FCA Recoveries Through FY 2020

USA - January 14 2021 On January 14, 2021, Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark of the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the Civil Division…

Jaime L.M. Jones.

Illinois Supreme Court Broadly Construes Relators’ Standing under the Illinois Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act

USA - December 3 2020 On November 19, 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court issued an opinion broadly construing relators’ standing to sue under the Illinois Insurance Claims…

Matt Bergs.