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Sentencing Set-Aside Contract Fraud: Are Changes Coming in the Fourth Circuit?
  • Nexsen Pruet
  • USA
  • February 26 2018

The law provides for valuable set-aside contracts for construction companies that qualify as “disadvantaged business entities” (DBE). Navigating the

4th Circuit Finds Misrepresentations about Medical Necessity for Urinalysis Testing are Material
  • Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2017

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a District Court’s judgment on a husband and wife’s health care fraud

Supreme Court Asked to Clarify Standard for Data Breach Standing
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2017

In our 2016 Privacy Year in Review, we wrote that there was confusion heading into 2017 as to whether data breach-related lawsuits will be dismissed

Escobar's Effect on False Claims Act Qui Tam Actions
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2017

The False Claims Act (FCA or Act) can be a real punch in the gut for businesses on the wrong side of an FCA claim. The Act, codified at 31 U.S.C.

4th Cir. Rejects Bankruptcy Trustee’s Effort to Hold Bank Liable for Fraudulent Transfers
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently held that certain deposits and wire transfers into a bankrupt debtor’s personal

Supreme Court Decision Restricts Government Prosecution of Political Corruption
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • August 11 2016

In a unanimous 8-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has vacated the political corruption convictions of former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell

Personal Jurisdiction. Fourth Circuit holds that an evidentiary hearing in a personal jurisdiction motion does not require live testimony in order to hold Plaintiff to a preponderance of the evidence standard.
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

Plaintiffs in this case were victims of a massive South Carolina-centered Ponzi scheme involving fraudulent loans secured by the borrowers'

Fraudulent Joinder & Bad Faith - Explaining Another Removal Muddle
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2016

Here's some more inside baseball on grounds for removing cases from state to federal court. In brief, the issue is this: does the "bad faith"

Even Though the Supremes Vacated Former Governor McDonnell’s Bribery Conviction, Don’t Even Think of Ditching Your Ethics Compliance Program
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • July 8 2016

The Supreme Court of the United States voted unanimously on June 27, 2016, to vacate former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell’s conviction under the