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A Tale of Two Memos for White-Collar Cases and Whistleblowers

In the past month, the U.S. Justice Department has released two memoranda that will affect civil enforcement generally and the False Claims Act specifically. The first memo confirms that DOJ will more actively dismiss the whistleblower cases it turns down rather than let them run their course. The memo follows a surprise announcement in October Read More

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DOJ Will Clear Out Weak Qui Tam Cases

In a surprise announcement, the U.S. Justice Department says it will start moving to dismiss weak whistleblower cases brought under the False Claims Act rather than let them run their course. The announcement was made at a recent conference by the Director of Commercial Litigation for the Fraud Section of the Department’s Civil Division. I Read More

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Don’t Keep The Change, Doc

Meaning, don’t just pocket the difference when the government overpays you for healthcare goods or services. Recently, a medical group agreed to pay $450,000 to settle allegations that it refused to return $175,000 in overpayments that it received from federal healthcare programs like Medicare and Medicaid. Here’s the government’s press release. The overpayments at issue tend to happen in medical Read More

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When Medicare Says You Can’t Sit With Us

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued new regulations on its power to exclude healthcare providers and suppliers from participation in a federal healthcare program. The agency excludes some 3,500 people or entities per year. You’ll want to avoid being one of them. Here are some important takeaways. The agency is empowered to cast Read More

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Double, Triple Whammies and Rewards

Speaking of the False Claims Act, get ready to buckle up. Starting Monday, an interim final rule by the U.S. Justice Department will nearly double the statute’s civil monetary penalties for each false claim. The minimum penalty will go from $5,500 to $10,781, and the maximum penalty will go from $11,000 to $21,563. For defendants, this means you’re looking at a Read More

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The Scope of Fraud for Government Contractors

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important decision for government contractors and the whistleblowers who sue them under the federal False Claims Act. The bottom line may be this: contractors must abide by a myriad of rules, regulations, and contractual provisions in doing business with the government, but if they don’t, not ever misstep, only the material ones, can Read More

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CMS Issues Final “Overpayments” Rule for Medicare Parts A and B

Speaking of healthcare—providers, suppliers, and other stakeholders should take note that, last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its long-awaited final rule for reporting and returning overpayments under Medicare Parts A and B. The rule defines “overpayments” to include any funds you receive or retain that you’re not entitled to after applicable reconciliation. The CMS published its rule for Medicare Read More

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Blowing the Whistle in the Public Domain

Suppose you’re privy to some major government fraud, and you’re thinking of blowing the whistle on it. That could be good because, under the federal False Claims Act (FCA), you may stand to receive anywhere from 15-30% of whatever the government can recover. Multiply that by millions or even billions of dollars in damages, and you’ve got quite a bounty. Read More

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Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing

Another day, another collar, and another notable policy shift from the Justice Department. Two weeks ago, it was the arguably-more-important decision to require search warrants before federal agents could use certain, mobile tracking-and-hacking devices in the field. Last week, it was a policy memorandum that made a splash in the world of white-collar enforcement and defense. The policy was circulated Read More

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In the Light of Perpetual War

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided an important case that was closely watched by lawyers who prosecute and defend whistleblower actions. The background is the False Claims Act, which was passed in 1863 to fight rampant fraud in Civil War defense contracts. The FCA imposes liability on anyone who knowingly presents a false or fraudulent claim for payment to the government. Read More

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