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Colleges and universities should take steps now to implement a plan in response to the investigation dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues,” in which federal prosecutors charged at least 50 people in an elaborate scheme to gain admission for their children at elite universities.
As a matter of first impression, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently held that the government’s decision to decline to intervene in a civil False Claims Act suit brought by a private relator does not preclude the government from bringing criminal fraud charges against the same de
Complex Litigation Partner and National Practice Group Leader Jacques Smith was quoted in an article discussing healthcare-related fraud by Compliance Week.
On January 7, the US Supreme Court declined to review United States ex rel. Campie v. Gilead Sciences, Inc., 862 F.3d 890 (9th Cir. 2017), leaving in place a plaintiff-friendly decision by the Ninth Circuit regarding the False Claims Act’s materiality requirement.
On January 7, 2019, the US Supreme Court denied certiorari in United States ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Industries, Inc., 872 F.3d 645 (5th Cir. 2017), a closely watched case regarding the False Claims Act’s materiality standard.
The Department of Justice recently published its annual False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries statistics for Fiscal Year 2018, reporting nearly $2.9 billion in FCA settlements and judgments in FY 2018.