Category: Federal False Claims Act
After a rare False Claims Act (FCA) trial, a St. Paul federal jury has returned a verdict for the government in United States, ex rel. Kipp Fesenmaier v. Cameron-Ehlen Group, Inc., No. 0:13-cv-03003 (D. Minn.).
The jury found that ophthalmic products supplier, Cameron-Ehlen Group, Inc.,
On November 30, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit revived a quality control manager’s FCA retaliation claim in United States ex rel. Ascolese v. Shoemaker Constr. Co., — F.4th —, 2022 WL 17335121 (3d Cir. 2022).
The Third Circuit’s precedential opinion addressed for the first time how Congress’s 2009 and 2010 amendments affect the False Claims Act’s retaliation standard.
Takeaway: The Eastern District of New York rules that the tax code gives relator’s counsel superpriority to False Claims settlement proceeds.
On Wednesday, November 9th, the Eastern District of New York ruled that fees owed to relator’s counsel must be paid before the relator’s tax lien,
Takeaway: 6th Circuit provided a path forward for a common defense contracting fraud allegation.
In United States ex rel. USN4U, LLC v. Wolf Creek Federal Services the 6th Circuit overturned the lower courts dismissal of a qui tam complaint that alleged a NASA contractor knowingly inflated the prices of its labor costs in Cost Estimates for fixed price contracts.
- Stock promoters have moved from boiler rooms and stock newsletters to social media services.
- The COVID-19 pandemic and the “meme stock” mania that accompanied it brought an influx of retail traders to public markets.
- Those retail investors have proven to be prime fodder for social media stock promoters.
In Insinga v. Commissioner of Internal Rev. Service, 9011-13W, 2021 WL 4983084 (U.S. Tax Ct. Oct. 27, 2021), the United States Tax Court recently tackled an issue of first impression: whether an IRS whistleblower’s claim may survive death such that the claim may be pursued by his or her estate in the U.S.
Takeaway: Based on data reported by the State Attorney General, New Jersey’s False Claims Act (NJFCA) has been a legislative success. Between 2010 and 2019, the State netted $147 million under the NJFCA, while relators received $8.8 million. Over ten years, the New Jersey Attorney General filed 9 NJFCA cases,
- The District of Massachusetts issued the very first summary judgment decision in a False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit involving a private equity (PE) firm. The decision provides valuable insight into how the FCA may apply to PE firms.
- Equity and board control will remain relevant,
The Fourth Circuit becomes the most recent Circuit Court to adopt the test for the Anti-Kickback Statute 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(b) “that at least one purpose of the remuneration was to induce the referral of services, rather than the primary purpose of the remuneration.” United States v. Mallory,
- January 18, 2021
- Construction, Defense Industry, Federal False Claims Act, Financial Industry, Government Contracts, Healthcare, Investigations, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Part D, Pharmaceuticals, Research, State False Claims Acts
- Over $300 million awarded to whistleblowers.
- Dip in recoveries reflects pandemic and economic challenges.
- Number of FCA filings hits a record.
- Healthcare continues to dominate FCA recoveries with kickbacks a major focus.
- Rebound in recoveries is likely as defendants regain financial footing.