Good News and Bad News Regarding Excessive Fines Clause in DOJ-declined FCA Cases

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The Eleventh Circuit recently ruled that the Excessive Fines Clause applies in declined qui tam cases. That is the good news. However, the Eleventh Circuit also upheld a judgment where the ratio of total liability to actual damages was greater than 1500:1. That is the bad news. In U.S. ex rel. Yates v. Pinellas Hematology […]
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