Court Finds Materiality Defeated by Government’s Continued Payment after News Reports and Congressional Hearings

In U.S. ex rel. Kolchinsky v. Moody’s Corp., the D.C. District Court found that congressional investigations and news reports had put federal agencies on notice of the relator’s allegations. Because the government paid the defendant’s claims after those public investigations and reports, the court concluded the relator’s allegations failed Escobar’s materiality test. In the case, […]
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