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DOJ Announces Renewed Focus on Export Control and Sanctions Enforcement

In a keynote address at the Global Investigations Review Connect conference, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General John Carlin provided insights into future DOJ corporate enforcement. Of particular note, and which has been largely unnoticed, Carlin highlighted the Department’s heightened focus on sanctions and export control-related actions. In discussing corporate enforcement trends, the first topic Carlin […]
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Case Tossed After Relator Cribs Multiple Allegations from Previous Qui Tam; United States District...

The district court granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss a qui tam case alleging healthcare fraud. In addition to finding that the case failed on the merits, the court found the claims were precluded by the public disclosure bar. The court found that a previous FCA complaint against many of the same defendants alleged conduct […]
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Largest Settlement to Date Announced With a PE Investor to Resolve Claims that a...

A private equity fund and two executives agreed to pay $25M to resolve claims that they caused the submission by a portfolio company mental health center of false claims for services that were not rendered in compliance with various state law and contractual requirements. The settlement announcement follows Judge Saris’s decision in May denying the […]
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Medical Transport Medicare Overbilling Suit Goes Forward

An Ohio district court has ruled that False Claims Act whistleblowers and federal prosecutors adequately alleged that two medical transport providers defrauded Medicare and Medicaid by overbilling for services. The defendants are Mobile Care EMS & Transport Inc., an ambulance transportation provider, and LogistiCare Solutions Inc., a medical transportation broker. The government has only raised […]
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DOJ Announces Cybersecurity Enforcement Initiative Targeting Federal Contractors

The DOJ recently announced the launch of its Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative, specifically targeting accountability of cybersecurity obligations for federal contractors and federal grant recipients. It will hold persons and entities accountable, via the False Claims Act, for several practices related to cybersecurity practices including: 1) putting U.S. information or systems at risk by knowingly providing […]
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Court Declines to Find Discriminatory Healthcare Practices Material as a Matter of Law; United...

The district court granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss a qui tam case alleging fraud on Medicaid arising from the discriminatory practices of an...

Exploiting a Medicare Billing Loophole Might Be Factually, but Not Legally, False; United States...

The district court granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss a qui tam case alleging violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute. The relator alleged that the defendant billed Medicare for analyses for redundant and medically unnecessary blood oxygen level tests, and that the defendant fraudulently claimed the services were provided in a geographic […]
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DOJ Launches “Civil Cyber Fraud Initiative” to Use the False Claims Act to Address...

The DOJ recently announced plans to use the False Claims Act to pursue cybersecurity-related fraud by government contractors, subcontractors, and grant recipients, including for providing deficient products, misrepresenting cybersecurity capabilities, and failing to report cybersecurity incidents. The Initiative appears designed to enhance implementation of cybersecurity safeguards, monitoring, and assessments, including those that are set forth […]
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DOJ Announces New Cyber-Fraud Initiative Promoting False Claims Act Enforcement Against Contractors and Grantees...

The Department of Justice has signaled that it will utilize civil enforcement of the False Claims Act (FCA) to address new and emerging cybersecurity threats. On October 6, 2021, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced the launch of a new cyber-fraud initiative led by the Fraud Section of DOJ’s Commercial Litigation Branch. The new initiative […]
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Inside DOJ’s New Cyber-Fraud Initiative

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the launch of the Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative, which will utilize the False Claims Act (FCA) to pursue cybersecurity-related fraud...