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Monthly Archives: August 2011

7th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of False Claims Act Claims Against General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin

Posted in Decisions Interpreting FCA Elements
In United States ex rel. Yannacopoulos v. General Dynamics, et al., No. 09-3037, the 7th Circuit affirmed summary judgment dismissal of a case alleging that General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin submitted false claims to the United States for payment in connection with a contract to manufacture and sell F-16 fighter jets and related parts and … Continue Reading

Falsity And The FCA: The First Circuit’s Blackstone And Amgen Decisions (Part III)

Posted in Decisions Interpreting FCA Elements
In New York ex rel. Westmoreland et al. v. Amgen, Inc. et al., 2011 WL 2937420 (1st Cir. July 22, 2011), the relator filed a qui tam action against pharmaceutical manufacturer Amgen and two other corporate defendants. The relator, a former Amgen employee, alleged that the defendants violated seven state FCAs by engaging in a … Continue Reading

Falsity And The FCA: The First Circuit’s Blackstone And Amgen Decisions (Part II)

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In United States ex rel. Hutcheson et al. v. Blackstone Medical, Inc., 2011 WL 2150191 (1st Cir. June 1, 2011), the relator, a former regional sales manager for Blackstone Medical, Inc., filed a qui tam action against the medical device manufacturer alleging that it violated the federal FCA. The relator alleged that Blackstone caused hospitals … Continue Reading
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