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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...

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...

FCA Case Alleging Fraudulent Small Business Subcontracting Scheme, Anti-Trafficking Statute Violations Survives Multiple Motions...

A Maryland District Court denied multiple motions by a group of defendants—including DynCorp International—to dismiss a qui tam case alleging the defendants lied about...

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...

Smart Steps for Contractors Facing Federal Suspensions, Stopped Work, Delays or Disruptions

Construction and many other contractors who cannot telework may be receiving stop-work orders or facing other unique challenges on their government contracts in the...

Defendant Can’t Explain Alleged Billing Fraud As Compliance Requirement; United States District Court for...

The district court denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss a qui tam case alleging healthcare fraud. The defendants argued the complaint was not pled...

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...

Normal Business Dealings Insufficient to Show Conspiracy to Avoid Anti-Dumping Duties; U.S. District Court...

Motion to dismiss a reverse False Claims Act complaint for failing to plead the allegations with specificity is denied, as the court found the...

Cluttered Pleading Scuttles Qui Tam Complaint Alleging Defendants Sold Junk Goods to Government; United...

The district court granted a motion to dismiss a qui tam case alleging the defendant falsely asserted that its products were capable of performing...

Failure to State Which Federal Healthcare Program was Defrauded Only First of Many Pleading...

The district court granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss allegations of an illegal kickback scheme and violations of federal and state false claims statutes, finding that the complaint failed the particularity standard. The court found the complaint failed to provide the requisite level of detail and instead was rife with conclusory allegations and missing details. […]
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