Attys Reflect On Escobar's FCA Impact 2 Years Later

Law360 (June 15, 2018, 5:26 PM EDT) -- It's been two years since the U.S. Supreme Court tossed a firecracker into the world of False Claims Act litigation with its decision in Universal Health Services v. Escobar, which explained how courts should gauge whether regulatory violations were "material" to government reimbursement.

Here, attorneys tell Law360 how the decision has played out and what lies ahead.

John G. Martin, Garfunkel Wild PC

"I think the biggest impact of Escobar is yet to be felt. Currently, courts and litigants are focused on the materiality standard that Escobar enunciated, but I think the issue of scienter will end up having a more...

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