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DOJ Announces 2019 FCA Recovery, Majority Came from Healthcare Industry

USA - February 3 2020 The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this month that it obtained over $3 billion in settlements and judgments from civil fraud and false claims…

Recent Developments in False Claims Act Pleading Standards

USA - January 27 2020 The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released its report detailing the settlements and judgments obtained in 2019 from civil cases involving fraud…

Update: Third Circuit Allows Allegations of Improper Compensation under the Stark Law to Proceed, but Reverses Controversial “Varies with Volume or Value” Reasoning

USA - December 27 2019 On December 20, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit granted in part a petition for rehearing filed by the University of Pittsburgh…

Private Equity Firm Settles FCA Case

USA - November 21 2019 In two prior posts [Government Files Amended FCA Complaint Against Private Equity Firm and its Portfolio Company and DOJ Intervention in Healthcare…

Third Circuit Holds Allegations of Improper Compensation Methodologies under the Stark Law Survive Motion to Dismiss

USA - October 14 2019 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently issued a False Claims Act (FCA) decision calling into question productivity-based physician…

Failure to Voluntarily Self-Report is a “Non-starter” under the FCA

USA - August 13 2019 On July 5, 2019, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of a qui tam lawsuit against several chemical manufacturers that set forth a…

Mixed Messages: DOJ Releases New FCA Cooperation Guidelines, while Study Questions Whether Cooperation Actually Garners Credit

USA - May 22 2019 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) routinely encourages the subjects of False Claims Act (FCA) enforcement actions to make voluntary disclosures…

District Courts Hold that DOJ Lacks “Unfettered” Discretion to Preemptively Dismiss Qui Tam Actions

USA - April 29 2019 In two recent decisions, federal district courts in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Southern District of Illinois, respectively…

Supreme Court Wrestles with “Terribly Drafted” FCA Statute of Limitations

USA - April 4 2019 On March 19, 2019, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Cochise Consultancy Inc. v. United States, ex rel. Hunt regarding how the False Claims Act’s…

Government Files Amended FCA Complaint Against Private Equity Firm and its Portfolio Company

USA - April 2 2019 On March 18, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an amended complaint-in-intervention in the False Claims Act (FCA) case against Diabetic…