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Defendant Wins False Claims Act Trial After the Government Kills $8.9M Settlement Agreement Negotiated By Relator; Affirmed By Fourth Circuit

Posted in Evidentiary Issues
In United States ex rel. Ubl v. IIF Data Solutions, Case No. 09-2280, 2011 WL 1474783 (4th Cir. 2011), the Fourth Circuit affirmed a verdict for a defendant in a False Claims Act trial in a case where the Government declined to intervene and held the following:  (1) the district court properly refused to enforce a… Continue Reading

Court Awards Relator Attorney’s Fees and Expenses Equal to More than Two-Thirds of Damages Award

Posted in Relator Issues
The False Claims Act is well known for the rewards that successful whistleblowers may receive pursuant to 31 U.S.C. § 3730(d)(1). Much less attention, however, is directed to § 3730(d)(2) of the FCA, which provides for the award of reasonable expenses and attorney’s fees in cases where a relator prevails and the Government has not… Continue Reading