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Fifth Circuit Rules In Favor Of Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Based on Relators’ Failure to Establish Causation

Last week, the Fifth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc. on allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act as a result of off-label marketing efforts and […]

Seventh Circuit Holds That 2009 CMS Letter Triggered Public Disclosure Bar for Pre- and Post-Letter Conduct

On August 8, 2017, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of an FCA suit alleging that a psychiatric hospital (“Hartgrove”) submitted claims to Medicaid despite maintaining a higher patient census […]

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Qui Tam Appeal as Untimely

On July 25, 2017, the Ninth Circuit dealt a harsh blow to two relators in their appeal of a False Claims Act judgment, dismissing it for lack of jurisdiction as […]

Fifth Circuit Holds Public Disclosure Bar Is No Longer Jurisdictional, Affirms Summary Judgment on Materiality Grounds

On March 14, the Fifth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the defendants in a former employee’s False Claims Act suit against BP related to an oil rig in the Gulf […]

What Might A Justice Gorsuch Portend For False Claims Act Enforcement?

On January 31, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.  Currently a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Judge […]

Seventh Circuit Re-Affirms That Disclosure to Government Officials Constitutes Public Disclosure, But Suggests It May Be Open to Reconsidering That View

On February 26, 2016, the Seventh Circuit refused to revive a public interest group’s False Claims Act suit alleging that the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) misreported transit data to gain […]

Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal Under Public Disclosure Bar Where Relators’ Counsel Had Previously Represented Another Relator Whose Identical Qui Tam Claims Were Dismissed

Suppose you’re a relator who files a qui tam case against your former employer only to see your case dismissed on the grounds that you released the claims as part […]

Hitting Reset, District Court Raises the Bar for Public Disclosure Defense

On October 6, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia allowed relator Stephen Shea to refile his case against Verizon in order to avoid the False Claims […]

District Court Holds Industry-Wide Allegations in Prior Qui Tam Can Trigger Public Disclosure Bar as to Other Defendants

A district court recently took a broad view of the public disclosure bar in holding that where previously unsealed qui tam suits take a scattershot approach to broad industry allegations […]

District Court Grants Partial Dismissal in Part D/Medicaid Case Alleging False Comparative Marketing Claims

On August 20, 2015, the District of New Jersey granted in part and denied in part defendants’ motion to dismiss allegations that by making comparative claims regarding an on-label use […]