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Seventh Circuit Holds That Treble Damages Under The False Claims Act Are Based On Net Loss (Not Gross Loss As Argued By Gov’t)

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Last Thursday, the Seventh Circuit addressed the issue of whether a net trebling or gross trebling approach should be used in calculating damages in False Claims Act cases. (See United States v. Anchor Mortgage Corp. et al, Nos. 10-3122, 10-3342 & 10-3423 (7th Cir. March 21, 2013).   After a bench trial, a district judge… Continue Reading

Seventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal Based On Public Disclosure Bar

Posted in Articles, Relator Issues
On February 18, 2011, the Seventh Circuit issued a decision concerning the pre-PPACA version of the public disclosure bar under the False Claims Act. See United States ex rel. Baltazar v. Warden and Advances Healthcare Associates, No. 09-2167. The relator, a chiropractic physician, was employed by the defendants for four months in 2007. She alleges… Continue Reading