When the Best Defense May Be a Good Offense: False Claims Act Counterclaims

A recent opinion from the Northern District of Georgia reminds False Claims Act defendants about a potentially powerful tool at their disposal—counterclaims. In United States ex rel. Cooley v. ERMI, LLC, the court permitted several counterclaims to proceed over the relator’s argument that they were against public policy, demonstrating how defendants can go on offense to hold relators accountable for their own misconduct. (more…)