Two years ago, the Seventh Circuit reversed itself by abandoning its “but-for” causation test in FCA cases in favor of a “proximate cause” rule that had been adopted by all […]
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On March 14, 2018, the Third Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part a district court ruling granting the United States’ motion for summary judgment. The case raised three […]
Faced with a challenge to its authority to do so, DOJ recently withdrew several Civil Investigative Demands (“CIDs”) which it had issued after declining to intervene in a qui tam […]
On April 28, 2017, the District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed a qui tam complaint alleging off-label promotion against a pharmaceutical manufacturer. Dismissal was a sanction for relator’s […]
On September 9, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia a civil lawsuit against a government contractor, RPM International, Inc., and […]
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 […]
On September 4, 2015, the District Court for the District of Columbia granted partial summary judgment in favor of a government contractor, finding that the plain language of an applicable […]
On July 16, 2015, the Ninth Circuit held that a relator convicted criminally for his role in a fraud against the government must be dismissed from a qui tam action […]
Posted by Robert J. Conlan and David Schilling In a recent decision, United States ex rel. Ceas v. Chrysler Group LLC, No. 12-CV-02870 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 28, 2015), a judge in […]
Posted by Robert J. Conlan and Kristen A. Knapp Earlier this week, the Fourth Circuit followed five other Circuits and held that a disclosure of information made solely within the government […]