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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Increasing Danger to Insurance Companies Under the FCA

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Private "whistleblowers" and the Government continue to stretch the reach of the False Claims Act.  Businesses that never made a false statement to the Government, never received a dime in Government funds, and never presented a claim to the Government now can face liability under the FCA.  Businesses are at risk for millions of dollars because … Continue Reading

Federal District Court Dismisses State of Indiana’s FCA Complaint Alleging Medicaid Fraud

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On May 9, 2011, a federal district court in the Northern District Court of Indiana in the case of United States ex rel. McCoy v. Madison Center, No. 3:10-CV-259-RM (N.D. Ind. May 9, 2011) , dismissed as untimely the State of Indiana’s complaint-in-intervention in its entirety and the relators’ state law claim brought under the Indiana False Claims … Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court Holds FCA’s Public Disclosure Bar Prohibits Relators From Basing FCA Lawsuits On Information Obtained In Response To FOIA Requests

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On May 16, 2011, in a 5-3 split, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in Schindler Elevator Corp. v. United States ex rel. Kirk, No. 10-188 concerning the public disclosure bar of the False Claims Act. The Supreme Court agreed with FCA defendant Schindler Elevator and held that a federal agency’s response to a … Continue Reading

Former GSK In-House Counsel Lauren Stevens Acquitted

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Earlier today, Honorable Roger W. Titus, who is the judge presiding over the Lauren Stevens trial, granted the defendant’s motion for a judgment of acquittal, bringing the case to an end. Stevens had been accused of obstruction and making false statements in connection with GSK’s responses to a voluntary request from the FDA for information concerning … Continue Reading

The Government’s False Claims Act Complaint Against Deutsche Bank: FCA Claims And Program Certifications

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On May 3, 2011, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara filed a billion dollar False Claims Act lawsuit against Deutsche Bank and its subsidiary MortgageIT for alleged mortgage fraud during last decade’s housing bubble. The action, captioned United States v. Deutsche Bank AG and MortgageIT, Inc., 11 Civ. 2978, was filed in the Southern District of … Continue Reading
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