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False Claims Act Update: DOJ Releases Guidelines For Cooperation Credit And Reduced Penalties
The U.S. Department of Justice seeks to use the potential for a reduced penalty amount and damages to encourage self-disclosure of misconduct and cooperation during FCA investigations.
United States
16 May 2019
Public Branding, The OIG's New Method Of Punishing Health Care Entities?
The total number of CIAs between the OIG and health care entities has been decreasing, and the OIG recently decided it would spotlight entities that decline to participate in these agreements.
United States
19 Dec 2018
DOJ Pursues PE Firm Based On Portfolio Company's Alleged Payment Of Kickbacks
The Situation: In what may indicate a sea change in terms of who the Department of Justice ("DOJ") is willing to pursue in False Claims Act cases, a private equity firm has been named as a co-defendant in a False Claims Act complaint, along with one of its portfolio companies.
United States
2 Mar 2018
2017 Statistics Again Show Massive Recoveries In False Claims Act Cases
Newly released statistics illustrate that 2017 brought continued False Claims Act enforcement.
United States
1 Feb 2018
DOJ Should Dismiss Meritless False Claims Act Qui Tam Relator Claims
Despite recently acknowledging the significant burden imposed by frivolous False Claims Act claims and affirming its statutory grant of power to dismiss meritless claims brought by relators...
United States
1 Dec 2017
False Claims Act: Circuit Court Questionably Construes Scienter Requirement
The Eleventh Circuit adopted an approach that could conflict with other courts' treatment of the FCA's intent requirement.
United States
27 Jun 2017
Court Creates Circuit Split Regarding The False Claims Act's Intent Requirement
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that the False Claims Act's intent requirement can be met even if the underlying regulation that the defendant allegedly violated is ambiguous.
United States
20 Jun 2017
DOJ Issues Rule Implementing Bipartisan Budget Act And Doubling FCA Civil Penalties
On June 29, 2016, the Department of Justice issued an interim rule—the Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment, 81 Fed. Reg. 42,491 (June 30, 2016)—that will nearly double civil penalties for False Claims Act violations.
United States
12 Jul 2016
Illinois Creates Health Care Fraud Elimination Task Force
On April 5, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 16-05, creating a new Health Care Fraud Elimination Task Force to address fraud, abuse, and waste in the state's health care programs.
United States
14 Apr 2016
OIG Cautions Physicians To Consider Compensation Arrangements Carefully
The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General recently released a fraud alert cautioning physicians who enter into medical directorships and other compensation arrangements.
United States
18 Jun 2015
Supreme Court Affirms Narrow Scope Of Wartime Suspension Of Limitations Act, Interprets False Claims Act "First To File" Rule
In 2006, Benjamin Carter, a former Kellogg, Brown & Root Services, Inc. ("KBR") employee, brought a qui tam action against KBR, claiming that KBR had fraudulently billed the Government for water purification services in Iraq.
United States
2 Jun 2015
Defining The Bounds Of The Public Disclosure Bar And The Scope Of "News Media"
On March 3, 2015, a court in the Southern District of Texas granted a defendant pharmaceutical company's motion for summary judgment on claims brought under the False Claims Act for alleged false claims...
United States
16 Apr 2015
Illinois Attorney General Reaches Settlement With Diagnostic Centers In Connection With Alleged Violations Of Illinois Anti-Kickback, False Claims, And Consumer Fraud Laws
In a settlement reached in mid-January, MIDI, LLC and 14 Open Advanced MRI centers in Illinois have agreed to pay a total of $1.2 million and cease certain business arrangements with referring physicians in connection with alleged violations of Illinois anti-kickback, false claims, and consumer fraud laws.
United States
24 Mar 2009
Grassley Proposes Significant Changes To The False Claims Act
Grassley Proposes Significant Changes To The False Claims Act On September 12, 2007, Senator Chuck Grassley introduced Senate Bill 2041, "The False Claims Correction Act of 2007."
United States
11 Dec 2007
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