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The Opioid Crisis: An Emerging False Claims Act Risk Trend

USA - February 5 2018 The government’s focus on the US opioid crisis has been consistently expanding over the past year beyond manufacturers to reach prescribers and health…

Update: Judge Denies Relator’s Attempt to Freeze Nursing Home’s Assets Pending Appeal

USA - January 30 2018 On January 23, 2018, the same judge who two weeks ago set aside a $350 million jury verdict against a nursing home operator denied a new emergency…

Update: Judge Denies Relator’s Attempt to Freeze Nursing Home’s Assets Pending Appeal

USA - January 30 2018 The relator argued that the defendant should be enjoined from engaging in transactions outside the ordinary course of business during the pendency of…

DOJ Issues Memorandum Outlining Factors for Evaluating Dismissal of Qui Tam FCA Cases in Which the Government Has Declined to Intervene

USA - January 29 2018 As first reported in the National Law Journal, the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Division, recently issued an important memorandum to its…

Escobar Upends $350 Million FCA Verdict

USA - January 17 2018 On January 11, 2018, a federal court in Florida overturned a $350 million False Claims Act (FCA) jury verdict against a nursing home operator…

Justice Department Recovers More Than $3.7 Billion from FCA Cases in Fiscal Year 2017

USA - December 28 2017 On December 21, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) obtained more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and…

Ninth Circuit Case Provides New Insight into Government Action Bar

USA - December 20 2017 When is a new qui tam lawsuit derivative of a lawsuit in which the government has already intervened? The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit…

Dismissed in Florida: Former Compounding Pharmacy Sales Representative’s FCA Whistleblower Suit

USA - December 1 2017 On November 8, 2017, the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida dismissed a relator's non-intervened claims in United States ex rel…

DOJ Announces Significant Shift Towards Affirmative Dismissal Of “Frivolous” Qui Tam Complaints: A New Exit Strategy For Defendants?

USA - November 16 2017 Attendees at the Health Care Compliance Association's Health Care Enforcement Compliance Institute are reporting that, Michael Granston, Director…

Seventh Circuit Reevaluates and Adopts More Stringent FCA Causation Standard

USA - November 13 2017 On October 23, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed itself by determining that proximate cause—and not the “but-for”…