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Monthly Archives: September 2011

A CLE About The Lauren Stevens Case

Posted in Articles
If you are looking for an informative discussion about the Lauren Stevens case (which we reported on earlier here), I recommend ordering a copy of the ABA’s teleconference "After United States v. Lauren Stevens – The Potential for Criminal liability during Government investigations – What an in-house counsel needs to know," which was held earlier … Continue Reading

False Claims Act Developments

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To learn more about recent developments in False Claims Act litigation and the measures companies may take to reduce FCA exposure, please see the two publications below: Compliance Programs:  An Answer to the Risks Posed by the False Claims Act, originally published in the August 2011 issue of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. Litigating False Claims Act Cases in the First … Continue Reading

Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Relators’ FCA Action Against Educational Institution and Awards Attorneys’ Fees Against Relator for Filing a Frivolous Appeal

Posted in Rule 9(b) Decisions
Relators, Mary Beth Pilecki-Simko and Tom Giunta, sued The Chubb Institute (“TCI”) and TCI’s corporate parents, The Chubb Corporation (“TCC”) and High-Tech Institute, Inc., alleging that TCI made misrepresentations to the Department of Education to obtain student financial aid in the form of loans and grants from the federal government.  The District Court dismissed the … Continue Reading

9th Circuit Applies Iqbal’s Plausibility Requirement to FCA Case

Posted in Rule 9(b) Decisions
Mary Cafasso, a former employee of General Dynamics C4 Systems (“GDC4”), brought a False Claims Act case against her former employer after her job was eliminated following corporate restructuring.  The 9th Circuit affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of Cafasso’s claims and the granting of summary judgment in favor of GDC4 on its counterclaim for breach … Continue Reading
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