Analysis

One Year Later, Escobar Is Roiling FCA Landscape

By Jeff Overley (June 16, 2017, 4:06 PM EDT) -- It's been one year since the U.S. Supreme Court's Escobar decision rocked the world of False Claims Act litigation, forcing lawyers and judges to wrestle with an intricate new approach to fraud cases with very big bucks on the line. Here, Law360 surveys the biggest debates that are raging and the fights that are ahead.

Dead Heat on Decisions 

At least 67 court rulings have interpreted Universal Health Services v. Escobar during the past year. Remarkably, whistleblowers and government contractors have each prevailed in about half the rulings.

The dead heat so far mostly validates the original views of how Escobar would...

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