Law360, New York (June 16, 2016, 8:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday in Universal Health Services v. Escobar that corporations can face False Claims Act liability if they bill the government while out of compliance with regulations that aren't explicit conditions of payment. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision is significant.
Douglas W. Baruch, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
"If I had to weigh the outcome of this decision, I'd say the balance tips in favor of contractors. There's no doubt that the decision means that implied certification liability is now possible in some jurisdictions where it had been rejected before, but most observers expected...
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