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FOIA Release Triggers Public Disclosure Bar; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...

The district court dismissed a qui tam case alleging fraud on state and federal healthcare programs, finding the claims were precluded by the public...

Fraudulent Inducement Theory Need Not Plead the Materiality of Fraud on Claims, as Fraud...

The district court denied a motion to dismiss a qui tam complaint alleging the defendants formed sham SDVOBS in order to fraudulently induce the...

HHS OIG Cautions Healthcare Sector on Paid Speaker Programs

In a new special fraud alert, the Department of Health and Human Services highlighted the risk of fraud and abuse associated with paid speaking...

State Privilege Rules Can’t Protect Documents from FCA Discovery; United States District Court for...

The district court granted the relator’s motion to compel the defendants to produce certain documents they’d withheld under state privilege rules. The defendants argued that the documents were created through a medical peer review process, the products of which are privileged under Massachusetts state law. However, the court concluded that the privilege did not apply […]
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No Link Between Allegedly False Payroll and Any Federal Funds; United States District Court...

The district court granted a motion to dismiss a qui tam complaint alleging the defendants submitted falsified timesheets to federal and state education grant...

Relator Adequately Notified Defendants of Intention to Pierce Corporate Veil to Attach Liability for...

The district court granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss a qui tam case alleging that ambulance transport services companies...

Relator Plausibly Alleged Defendants Obfuscated GSA Pricing, but Failed to Show Anyone Bought It;...

The district court dismissed a qui tam suit alleging the defendant falsely represented its pricing through the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative program. The relator...

Non-FCA Lawsuits Don’t Trigger First-to-File Bar; United States District Court for the Central District...

The district court dismissed numerous federal and state FCA claims, finding that the relator failed to connect an alleged kickback scheme to the submission...

Ongoing Federal Investigation No Reason to Override FCA Statue of Limitations in Relator’s Favor;...

The district court dismissed a qui tam complaint alleging fraud on federal mortgage programs, finding the claims barred under the statute of limitations and...

Three Amended Complaints and Unsuccessful Appeal Do Not Mean Complaint was Frivolous; United States...

The district court denied a motion for attorneys’ fees and expenses by the defendant in an unsuccessful qui tam case. The court held that...