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Government Can’t Trade Meritless Claims for New Allegations Post-Discovery; United States District Court for...

The district court granted the defendants’ motion for sanctions against the government for violating discovery and schedule orders. The government identified thousands of additional...

NSA Contractor Allegedly Billed for 10x Hours Spent at Secure Duty Station

A federal grand jury has charged Jacky Lynn McComber of Maryland with submitting false claims and making false statements about the hours she claimed to have worked on a contract with the National Security Agency from 2011 to 2018. McComber is the CEO and owner of InfoTeK, an IT services corporation. She has pleaded not […]
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United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina No. 3:17-CV-00037-KDB-DCK, United...

The district court denied one defendant’s motion to dismiss claims alleging he participated in a scheme to defraud Medicare. The court found the government...

Government’s Expert Witness Out After Testimony Draws Too Many Legal Conclusions about Contract Interpretation;...

The district court granted Symantec’s motion to strike the expert designation and testimony of a government witness in a case alleging the company failed...

FEMA Official Accused of Bribery, Fraud Following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Ahsha Tribble, a former top FEMA official tasked with restoring power to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, was arrested for allegedly taking bribes from Donald Ellison, then president of Cobra Acquisitions, which received more than $1.8 billion in contracts to conduct infrastructure repairs on the island. Ellison and former FEMA staffer Jovanda Patterson were also […]
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Court Won’t Enforce Release of Claims Signed Before Relator Learned of Alleged Fraud; United...

The district court denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss a qui tam complaint alleging they obtained small business set-aside contracts via the creation of...

Court Blocks Plaintiff’s Request for Investigative Notes, Counsel Email; United States District Court for...

The defendants’ motion for a protective order over documents requested by the plaintiff is granted, where the documents were protected either by the work...

Failing to Meet Grant Goals Does Not Mean Defendants Never Intended to Comply; United...

The district court granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss a qui tam case alleging fraud against DOJ grant programs, finding that the relator failed...

Relator Cannot Generally Cite to Deposition Documents as Response to Interrogatory; United States District...

The district court granted in part the defendant’s motion to compel further responses from the relator to a set of interrogatories. The court explained...

Healthcare Qui Tam Case Survives Motion to Dismiss on Back of Relator’s Personal Knowledge...

The district court denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss a qui tam case alleging the submission of false claims to Medicare. The defendants argued...