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July 1, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

Ex-Cyclist Lance Armstrong Dealt Another Blow in U.S. Postal Services’ Whistleblower Lawsuit

In yet another defeat for former cycling hero Lance Armstrong, the U.S. Postal Service was given the green light to continue its False Claims Act case by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Wilkins, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The whistleblower lawsuit, which seeks to […]
June 27, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

What is ‘Fraud?’: Whistleblower Case Examines Distinction Between Intent and Mistake

Litigation under the federal False Claims Act has steadily increased in recent years, prompting litigants to regularly impose upon appellate courts various questions of law and legislative interpretation. As we reported last week, the U.S. Circuit Courts are evenly split over how specific a Relator must plead claims under the […]
June 12, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

AIG Alleged to Have Lied During Government Bailout Negotiations; False Claims Act Lawsuit Unsealed

American International Group, Inc., known as AIG, is facing a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging it failed to properly reveal certain licensing insufficiencies during 2008 bailout negotiations with the federal government. A whistleblower lawsuit, filed in 2009, was recently unsealed following the government’s decision not to intervene. The relator in […]
June 11, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

Delaware Court Unseals Qui Tam Case Alleging False Claims About Unused Gift Cards

In a recently-unsealed whistleblower lawsuit initiated under the laws of Delaware, dozens of companies organized under Delaware law are facing possible exposure to liability for failing to escheat the value of unclaimed gift cards to the State. Escheat is a term referring to the legal requirement imposed by Delaware’s unclaimed […]
May 21, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

Clothing Manufacturers Pay $10 Million to Settle False Claims Act Customs Fraud Case

Late last month, several clothing manufacturers agreed to settle claims with the federal government following allegations of intentional undervaluing of goods to avoid tariffs at the border. The lawsuit arose pursuant to a False Claims Act whistleblower complaint filed over four years ago by a relator, who works as a […]
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