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DOJ Announces Policy To Promote Fairness Where Multiple Authorities Investigate The Same Misconduct
On May 9, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a policy related to resolutions of criminal and civil corporate enforcement.
United States
18 May 2018
IRS Issues Transitional Guidance Regarding The New "Restitution" Tax Deduction That Affects False Claimes Act And Other Government Settlements And Judgments
Effective immediately, a settlement agreement or a judgment with the government must set forth the specific amount of restitution, remediation of property, or monies paid to come into compliance with...
United States
11 Apr 2018
Leaked DOJ Memo Indicates New Government Focus On Dismissing Meritless False Claims Act Cases
In a January 10, 2018 memo that leaked last week (the "Granston Memo"), the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") directs its prosecutors to more seriously consider dismissing meritless False Claims Act ...
United States
30 Jan 2018
SEC Whistleblower Program May Be Facing Congressional Cutback
According to a memo circulating amongst Republican-party leaders as of February 13th, Republicans in the House of Representatives are planning to propose a significant curtailment...
United States
7 Mar 2017
Differences In Medical Opinion Are Not False Claims Act Violations
In an important win for hospice and other health care providers facing claims under the False Claims Act (FCA), a federal court in Alabama gave a summary judgment victory last week to hospice provider Aseracare Inc.
United States
12 Apr 2016
DOJ Fraud Section Offers Super Credit In FCPA Pilot Program
This week, the Fraud Section of the DOJ announced a pilot program that extends additional "mitigation credit" to qualifying companies that "fully cooperate" in matters involving the FCPA.
United States
11 Apr 2016
DOJ Provides Guidance On Prosecution Of Individuals
The Department of Justice (DOJ) long has required entities seeking credit for cooperating with its investigations to provide what it terms "full and truthful" cooperation.
United States
21 Sep 2015
DOJ Pursuing Therapy Providers Under The FCA
At least five FCA cases involving therapy minutes settled in the millions in 2014 and 2015, and at least two of those cases settled for over $30 million each.
United States
19 May 2015
Second Circuit Denies Petition To Reconsider Newman Decision
The ruling applies especially to tippees several generations removed from the company insider.
United States
8 Apr 2015
Government's Health Care Fraud "Cash Cow" Keeps Mooing (Video Content)
The U.S. government has changed up its approach to criminal health care fraud prosecutions and this new tactic has proven to be a cash cow.
United States
17 Dec 2014
Knowledge Of Benefit Required To Convict Insider Trading Tippees
In its important ruling on what the government must prove in a criminal insider trading prosecution, the Second Circuit reversed the convictions of two portfolio managers — throwing out their cases completely, with no new trial.
United States
15 Dec 2014
U.S. Supreme Court: Silence Admissible
When faced with questions from a government investigator, a person’s silence can now be used in a criminal trial against the person who was questioned and declined to provide an answer.
United States
25 Jul 2013
Appeals Court Restricts Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections
The plaintiff, who was working in the Middle East, was fired after he complained internally that GE Energy's actions in Iraq may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
United States
22 Jul 2013
Introduction Of The Private-Public Partnership And The Future Of Fraud Claims
Partnership members have agreed to the unprecedented step of proactive, pre-case information-sharing about specific schemes, billing codes, and "hot" fraud locations.
United States
6 Aug 2012
First Circuit Rejects False Claims Act Analysis And Rescues Anti-Kickback Claims Against Medical Device Company
The First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston recently reversed the dismissal of a whistleblower's claims brought under the federal False Claims Act (FCA) against a medical device manufacturer. U.S. ex rel. Hutcheson v. Blackstone Medical, Inc. (June 1, 2011).
United States
20 Jun 2011
The HEAT Is On, Chicago: Practical Tips to Get You Ready
In May 2009, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) announced, with great fanfare, a new initiative to combat health care fraud: the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT).
United States
24 Jan 2011
FDIC Teams With FBI to Investigate Member-Insured Institutions
Fred Gibson, a deputy inspector general at the FDIC, made news this week when he announced his agency was working with the FBI to investigate crime in federally insured financial institutions and recover more money from persons formerly affiliated with such banks.
United States
26 Nov 2010
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