Attorneys for a patient who brought a False Claims Act suit accusing eight companies of receiving Medicare payouts for unnecessary blood testing kits asked a Massachusetts federal court Wednesday to put the case on hold due to their client’s recent hospitalization.
Key Republicans have so far shied away from signing onto the latest effort to end a showdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion in funding for a Mexican border wall, in the form of a letter calling for a brief funding reprieve to negotiate a compromise.
A Missouri federal court on Tuesday dismissed a False Claims Act suit against a commercial real estate lender company that is accused of terminating an underwriter who alerted the company to misrepresented Housing and Urban Development loan submissions, finding that the former employee’s complaints played no part in the decision to fire him.
A group of home health agencies has sued the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, alleging that without court intervention each will soon go out of business, and Texans will go without needed medical care, because of a recent decision by the state agency to discontinue reimbursement for telemonitoring services.
In a split decision that partially vacated a district court ruling, a First Circuit panel has said the former president of pharmacy chain Shields Health Solutions can bring a retaliation claim against the company under the False Claims Act after he was allegedly fired for accusing his employer of paying illegal kickbacks to a consultant.
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared skeptical of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ refusal to conduct notice-and-comment rulemaking when outlining a Medicare reimbursement policy that affects billions of dollars in hospital payments.
A Democratic committee heard testimony Tuesday about the ongoing federal shutdown, with House Democrats blaming President Donald Trump for the shutdown and hearing testimony detailing the shutdown's worsening impact on Native Americans and public lands.
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP told the D.C. Circuit on Monday that a lower court got it wrong when it tossed the firm's suit accusing four chemical companies of violating the Toxic Substances Control Act by failing to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about a chemical's alleged danger.
The federal government has accused a Tetra Tech unit of billing the U.S. Navy for radiation remediation services at a former Navy shipyard in San Francisco that it did not actually perform, in violation of the False Claims Act.
A defense lawyers' group has urged a San Diego judge to toss charges against a retired U.S. Navy captain caught up in the “Fat Leonard” bribery scandal, saying a law meant for wartime fraud shouldn't be used to preserve a case brought years too late.
The marketing arm of India’s space program has doubled down on its bid to dismiss a telecommunications company’s suit seeking to confirm an award of more than $562.5 million stemming from a canceled satellite-leasing deal, contending in Washington federal court that exercising jurisdiction over the action would flout the state-owned company’s due process.
U.S. attorney general nominee William Barr on Tuesday walked back previous comments about the False Claims Act's whistleblower provisions' being an "abomination" and unconstitutional, saying he would "diligently enforce" the law if confirmed to lead the U.S. Department of Justice.
A Travelers unit and an Israeli construction company have settled a dispute over $1 million worth of work the builder said it wasn’t paid during U.S. government work on a drone facility in Israel, a Connecticut federal judge said Monday.
The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community has urged a D.C. federal court to grant it a quick win in its suit accusing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of underpayment on certain health care program costs, claiming the failure to make payments violates the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.
President Donald Trump would face a tangle of property, contract and environmental obstacles if he followed through on his proposal to circumvent Congress and authorize the building of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border by declaring a national emergency, experts say.
The House Intelligence Committee hasn’t received any recent information from the Trump administration corroborating its “inflammatory claims” about the need for a wall on the Mexican border, the chairman said, asking the White House and the Intelligence Community to turn over the purported evidence behind the demand.
The U.S. Navy has awarded Microsoft Corp. a $1.76 billion sole-source deal to provide enterprise software and support services under a streamlined U.S. Department of Defense information technology acquisition program, the DOD announced Friday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused for the second time to hear a dispute over KBR’s liability for servicemembers’ illnesses allegedly caused by toxic burn pit fumes and unclean water at overseas military bases, an issue a circuit court had ruled involved a “political question” immune from review.
A compounding pharmacy and its private equity fund owner blasted the government’s objections to a Florida federal magistrate judge’s recommendation to cut a False Claims Act allegation from litigation over their purported $70 million kickback scheme, arguing Friday that the suit doesn’t show they made false certifications to Tricare.
Law360's top four Firms of the Year notched a combined 32 Practice Group of the Year awards after successfully securing wins in bet-the-company matters and closing high-profile, big-ticket deals for clients throughout 2018.
Federal courts across the country are handing down important rulings interpreting the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision on False Claims Act liability in Universal Health Services v. Escobar. As the rulings keep pouring in, stay up to speed on Law360’s latest coverage and analysis of Escobar’s impact.
Contrary to what the New York City Bar Association concluded in an ethics opinion last year, lawyer-directed nonrecourse commercial litigation funding does not violate New York rules on sharing fees with nonlawyers, say Peter Jarvis and Trisha Thompson of Holland & Knight LLP.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s 2018 False Claims Act statistics showed the lowest total recovery since the act was amended in 2009. But government contractors would be mistaken to think this signals fewer new qui tam lawsuits or a more relaxed enforcement landscape, says Matthew Turetzky of The Norton Law Firm.
Recently Sprint agreed to pay New York state $330 million, the largest ever settlement of a suit brought under any state's false claims act. Randall Fox, former chief of the New York attorney general's Taxpayer Protection Bureau and a partner at Kirby McInerney LLP, discusses what other states, potential defendants and would-be whistleblowers can learn from the case.
Of the $2.88 billion obtained by the U.S. Department of Justice in settlements and judgments from civil fraud and False Claims Act cases in 2018, almost 90 percent was generated from health care-related matters. A review of last year's trends indicates what may be ahead, say attorneys with Epstein Becker Green.
Law firms should redesign the vetting process for lateral candidates so it directly addresses sexual harassment and assault issues, says Howard Rosenberg of Decipher.
A recently proposed rule that incorporates 2013 statutory changes to limitations on subcontracting into the Federal Acquisition Regulation helps clarify a disconnect with U.S. Small Business Administration regulations. The proposal is a sign of progress but isn't perfect, say attorneys at Covington Burling LLP.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Sadie Baron, chief marketing officer at Reed Smith LLP.
The rise of remote work capabilities and advances in technology are making flexible, freelance legal work a more accessible career option for corporate attorneys, say Elizabeth Black and Sara Eng of InCloudCounsel.
While several proposed changes to multidistrict litigation procedures may be warranted and appropriate, consideration should be given to a modest modification of the judicial selection process, says Doug Smith of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Judge Jack Weinstein has served in the Eastern District of New York for over half a century. White and Williams LLP attorney Randy Maniloff visited his Brooklyn office to find out what makes the 97-year-old jurist tick.