The FCA, Academic Fraud And Statistical Inference

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT) -- We thought previously about writing an article discussing U.S. ex rel Jones v. Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School but couldn't come up with a good tie-in to mass torts, toxic torts, regular old torts or any of the science stuff we like to write about.

U.S. ex rel Jones is a False Claims Act (FCA) case arising out of an allegation that a researcher "deliberately manipulated [data] in order to achieve statistically significant results."

Had the results not been statistically significant, the researcher...
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