DOJ Denies Claims Of Change To FCA Dismissal Policy

Law360, Nashville (November 17, 2017, 9:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has not taken a more aggressive stance toward seeking to throw out of court whistleblower False Claims Act suits that it deems unmeritorious, it indicated Friday, as the author of a report highlighting the purported policy change stood by his view.

In a recent article, health care industry news and information site RACmonitor reported on an Oct. 30 conference speech given by Michael Granston, director of the civil fraud section of the DOJ's civil division and the government's chief FCA lawyer. Granston had indicated that when the DOJ deems that a qui tam FCA case brought...

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