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UPDATE: Can an Attorney Use Information Derived During the Course of Representing a Client to File His Own FCA Action?

Posted in Relator Issues
On October 14, 2010, Allstate filed a motion to dismiss Denenea’s qui tam complaint.  Not surprisingly, Allstate moved to dismiss on the grounds that the public disclosure/original source bar applies.  Specifically, Allstate contends that the allegations in Denenea’s complaint were publicly disclosed in Congressional investigations, media reports, and other lawsuits, including those prosecuted by Denenea … Continue Reading

Can an Attorney Use Information Derived During the Course of Representing a Client to File His Own FCA Action?

Posted in Relator Issues
That question may soon be teed up in the Fifth Circuit. A federal court in Louisiana recently unsealed a qui tam complaint filed by New Orleans lawyer Johnny Denenea, Jr. against Allstate Insurance Company. The complaint alleges that Allstate Insurance Company systematically overbilled the National Flood Insurance Program in violation of the federal False Claims Act. To date, the … Continue Reading
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