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July 14, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

What Are the Milestones Leading Up to a Whistleblower Reward?

If you are considering a lawsuit under the False Claims Act, you may be curious as to how these lawsuits typically progress. Whistleblower lawsuits are a unique subset of civil litigation and follow a unique path to resolution. For this reason, it is vital to work with an attorney possessing […]
July 9, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

California Appellate Court Takes Dim View of Whistleblower Threats

The False Claims Act is a means for helping the government combat fraud.  Although violations of the False Claims Act can result in millions – sometimes billions – of dollars in liability for the offending company, a California appellate court held that an employee cannot use the False Claims Act […]
July 7, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

Recent Tenth Circuit Decision May Impact Commission-Based Sales Earnings

It is common industry practice within the medical sales field for independent contractors and salespeople to earn a base salary and a percentage of all sales finalized – known as commission-based pay. However, one recent decision out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit may work to […]
July 3, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

Third Circuit Addresses Ongoing Pleadings Issue – Adopts Less Stringent Standard

When it comes to filing a complaint under the False Claims Act, there exists a split in the law over the level of specificity required in the factual allegations. The issue, which is considered ripe for Supreme Court review, has sharply divided the federal Circuit Courts and has resulted in […]
July 2, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

District Court Examines ‘Strong Public Policy’ Against Counterclaims in False Claims Act Cases

The False Claims Act was originally designed to protect the government and, ultimately, U.S. taxpayers from the abuses perpetrated by unprincipled and fraudulent government contractors. The statute provides a unique remedy for the individual, known as the relator, willing to come forward with the details of fraud and provides up […]
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