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ASBCA Rejects Agency’s Fraud Allegation Because CO Did Not Report Matter to Investigators

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals denied NASA's motion to dismiss a contractor's appeal due to a fraudulent claim, finding the CO did...

PubKCompliance News for August 6, 2018 [Podcast]

A biweekly podcast covering news and opinion related to government False Claims Act cases, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement, and related legal issues. This week’s...

Contractors Performing COVID-19 Relief Work Should Start Preparing for Whistleblower Complaints Now

Congress has responded to the recent COVID-19 pandemic with relief spending at historic levels, including federal funds that are enabling agencies to award contracts...

Avoiding False Claims Act Liability in Government Contracts Responding to COVID-19

The federal government's $2 trillion legislative response to the COVID-19 pandemic authorizes a massive distribution of federal funds to provide relief to private companies...

PubKCompliance News for July 23, 2018 [Podcast]

A biweekly podcast covering news and opinion related to government False Claims Act cases, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement, and related legal issues. This week’s...

Sales Gatherings Disguised as Advisory Board Meetings May Run Afoul of AKS; United States...

The district court denied a motion to dismiss a qui tam complaint alleging violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act. The court...

Recent Decisions Provide Further Guidance on Application of Escobar’s Materiality Standard

Two recent court decisions ruled in favor of relators on the issue of materiality under the standard set forth in the Supreme Court’s Escobar decision. The Fifth Circuit reversed a decision by the Southern District of Texas, which had held that relators had failed to sufficiently plead materiality. And the Eastern District of California denied […]
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How Walmart Outgrew Its Compliance Program

Lauren Caryer of the Kreller Group analyzes what led to the recent $282 million penalty Walmart accepted to settle civil and criminal FCPA charges over activities by its subsidiaries in Mexico, India, China, and Brazil. She notes that Walmart International “had become an empire unto itself, operating in 26 countries and accounting for over a […]
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PubKCompliance News for June 18, 2018 [Podcast]

A biweekly podcast covering news and opinion related to government False Claims Act cases, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement, and related legal issues. This week’s...

The Surety Company’s Guide To Mitigating False Claims Act Risks

David Robbins and Jason Crawford of Crowell & Moring examine the potential impact of United States ex rel Scollick v. Narula on the potential...