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11th Circuit FCA Ruling Takes Practical Approach to Materiality

A version of this article appeared on Law 360: Expert Analysis on July 8, 2020. On June 25, in Ruckh v. Salus Rehabilitation, LLC, No. 18-10500 (11th Cir. June 25,...

Supreme Court to Clarify Statute of Limitations For Declined FCA Cases

This week, the Supreme Court granted cert in a False Claims case. Cochise Consultancy Inc. v. United States, ex rel. Hunt, No. 18-315 (Nov. 16, 2018). It will now determine the...

False Claims Act Materiality After Escobar

Last summer, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its blockbuster decision on the False Claims Act’s (FCA) materiality requirement in Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. Escobar. 136 S....

Sixth Circuit Rejects Attempt to Dismiss False Claims Act Case For Not Proving Materiality In Complaint

In U.S. ex rel. Marjorie  Prather v. Brookdale  Senior Living Communities, Inc., the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently provided yet another repudiation of the now all too common defense tactic...

False Claims Act Medical Necessity Cases Get Another Boost in the Tenth Circuit

False Claims Act Medical Necessity Cases Get Another Boost – This Time from the Tenth Circuit.

Health Care Fraud and Abuse Class Three: Taking on False Claims Act Theories of Liability

This week’s class at BU Law School in Bob Thomas’ course on Health Care Fraud and Abuse started the deep dive into theories of liability under the False Claims Act,...

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