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Employee’s Refusal to Discuss Fee Waivers in Email Raised Reasonable Inference Company Knew Conduct...

The district court denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss a complaint alleging violations of the Anti-Kickback Statue and FCA. While the relator did not...

Alan Chvotkin Joins Pub K as President!

Pub K is pleased to announce that Alan Chvotkin has joined our organization as its new President. Alan is a leading expert on federal...

Co-Owner of Closely-Held Concern Likely Benefited from Fraud Scheme; United States District Court for...

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 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...

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...

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...

No Retaliation Claim Plausible When Whistleblower Can’t ID Which Law, Rule, Regulation, or Contract...

The district court dismissed a complaint alleging the defendant unlawfully retaliated against the plaintiff for activity protected by the Defense Contractor Whistleblower Protection Act...

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...