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October 15, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

Pennsylvania Appellate Court Considers Confidential Nature of Qui Tam Actions in Light of Insurance Policy

In the corporate world, companies often take out extensive insurance policies to protect against the inevitable financial harms following a civil lawsuit. Much like any other insurance policy, the insurer will usually include language in the policy terms excluding coverage for any pending lawsuits filed or commenced prior to the […]
October 3, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

U.S. Attorney General Proposes Greater Rewards for Corporate Fraud Whistleblowers

Earlier this month, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke – along with several top DOJ colleagues – regarding the administration’s goals to identify, isolate, and eliminate costly and wasteful corporate fraud. In a speech to the New York University School of Law, Holder reiterated that he hopes to see an […]
September 18, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

New York District Court Adds to Rule 9(b) Confusion

As we have reported in previous posts, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) has emerged as an obstacle in some jurisdictions when applied to the pleadings submitted in False Claims Act cases. In sum, Rule 9(b) imposes heightened specificity requirements in certain federal filings. The rule is often applied in […]
September 4, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

Seventh Circuit Rejects Public Disclosure Bar in Recent Whistleblower Lawsuit

As we have explored in previous posts, there are several defenses available to defendants named in a qui tam whistleblower lawsuit under the False Claims Act. One of the most well-known legal mechanisms used to avoid False Claims Act liability is known as the public disclosure bar. This term refers […]
August 22, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

California District Court Reviews Public Disclosure Bar in Light of False Claims Allegations by Realtor

The federal False Claims Act contains several provisions that essentially work to bar plaintiffs with certain types of actions from filing a whistleblower claim. One of these bars is known as the “public disclosure bar,” and it prevents a whistleblower from filing a claim involving allegations of fraud against the […]
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