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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...

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...

How Do You Know When a Term Is Material? It’s “Obvious,” Says the Eleventh...

The Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion in one of the largest False Claims Act recoveries in recent years, reinstating the majority of a massive...

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...

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...

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...

False Claims Act Case Based On DoD’s Cybersecurity Regulations Survives Motion to Dismiss

In U.S. ex rel. Markus v. Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., the relator was terminated after he refused to sign documents that his employer complied with the DoD’s new cybersecurity requirements. The court held that while defendants disclosed some of their noncompliance, “a partial disclosure would not relieve defendants of liability where defendants failed to ‘disclose noncompliance […]
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Delivery of Counterfeit Parts to DoD Sufficient to Frame Case as Domestic Application of...

The district court denied a motion to dismiss by defendants in a retaliation case alleging the company fired the plaintiff when he raised concerns...

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...