Rule 9(b)

Pleading Standards in the Eighth Circuit

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 9(b) Relators in qui tam cases under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) face considerable challenges in meeting pleading requirements in many circuits, including the 8th Circuit. The Rule 9(b) standard in the Eighth Circuit is well described by the Court in United States ex rel. Joshi v. St. [...]

Eleventh Circuit Tackles Contentious Rule 9(b) Issue

As we have reported in a previous post, Florida-based Health Management Associates, Inc. is facing extreme liability under the False Claims Act stemming from allegations that emergency room physicians were offered kickbacks and financial incentives for admitting a certain number of patients per day – notwithstanding the lack of medical necessity for inpatient care. [...]