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Balancing Patient Care With Whistleblower Liability Concerns

Editor: What do you credit for the recent uptick in whistleblower cases relating to the healthcare sector? Kierkut: I believe that there are two major reasons for the uptick. The first is that there is a big increase in the number of hospitals merging in the healthcare industry and that has...

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False Claims Act

Once The Whistle Has Sounded: Courts Should Aggressively Enforce The False Claims Act's First-To-File Bar

The False Claims Act's ("FCA") first-to-file bar – 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5) – encourages a race to the courthouse to reward a qui tam relator who promptly discloses fraud. In essence, the rule creates an incentive for relators to alert the government to the essential...

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The Nuts And Bolts Of Internal Investigations

Editor: Please tell our readers about your background as first a government prosecutor as well as your practice at Kramer Levin. Schoeman: I was a prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York. Later, I came to Kramer Levin and was partner in our...

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