Lori L. Pines

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Supreme Court Trues Up False Claims: Recent decision limits impact of wartime suspension and first-to-file bar on FCA suits

On May 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled on two significant questions impacting FCA claims – (1) whether the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (“WSLA”) tolls the statute of limitations in civil FCA cases during times of war; and (2) whether a first-filed case is still deemed...

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False Claims Act

DOJ + FCA = Trouble for Corporations: False Claims Act morphs into all-purpose anti-fraud tool

Last year, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recovered nearly $5.7 billion under the False Claims Act (“FCA”),[1] setting a new record for civil recoveries under the FCA and easily besting 2013’s take of $3.8 billion.[2] A number of decisions interpreting the FCA...

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False Claims Act Investigations After Halliburton

A hotly contested discovery dispute in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Co., a False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam action, has recently grabbed the headlines. In early March, a federal district judge in the District of Columbia ordered the production of documents that were created in the...

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Fourth Circuit Denies False Claims Act Liability For Regulatory Violations Related To Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Last month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of a False Claims Act (“FCA”) suit against Omnicare, Inc. and related entities in relation to Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement of drugs that the relator alleged were...

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False Claims Act

Avoiding Potential False Claims Act Liability And Qui Tam Actions

Governments at all levels are increasingly turning to federal and state false claims act statutes in an attempt to combat fraud against the government and to address the record deficits they are running. At the same time, legislatures have been steadily broadening the scope of what constitutes a...

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