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DOJ/HHS Releases New Statistics About Sealed Qui Tam Cases

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Last week, the DOJ and HHS released the following statistics about qui tam actions under the federal False Claims Act that are currently pending under seal: As of January 4, 2011, there were 1,341 qui tam cases under investigation awaiting an intervention decision from the government.   Of these 1,341 cases, 885 (or 66%) of [&hellip… Continue Reading

Can The Government’s False Claims Act Suit for Defective Cardiac Devices Against Boston Scientific & Guidant Survive A Motion To Dismiss?

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On January 27, 2011, the United States filed its complaint-in-intervention in United States ex rel. Allen v. Guidant LLC et al. (including Boston Scientific), Case No. 0:11-cv-00022 (D. Minn.). The Guidant case involves the events surrounding medical device manufacturer Guidant’s recall of the Prizm 2 and Contak Renewal 1 and 2 cardiac devices in June [&hellip… Continue Reading

573 New Federal Qui Tam Cases Filed in 2010

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According to statistics published by the Department of Justice (the “DOJ report”), 573 federal whistleblower complaints were filed under seal in 2010. The DOJ report also shows that 1,246 sealed qui tam complaints remain under investigation pending the government’s decision on intervention.  Of the 5,954 qui tam cases that have been unsealed between 1987 and [&hellip… Continue Reading
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