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The False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §§ 3729–3733, also called the "Lincoln Law") is an American federal law that imposes liability on persons and companies (typically federal contractors) who defraud governmental programs. It is the federal Government's primary litigation tool in combating fraud and its enforcement is big business for the government.
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Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal for Failure to Meet Demanding FCA Pleading Requirements
United States ex rel. Ibanez v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
District Court Rejects “Holistic” Approach to Escobar’s FCA Materiality Standard
United States ex rel. Kolchinsky v. Moody’s Corp.
Second Circuit Will Decide Whether Relators Can Avoid Dismissal Under The First-to-File-Rule by Amending Their Complaints
United States ex. Rel. Wood v. Allergan, Inc.
First-To-File Bar’s Applicability Is Determined When the Relator Files the Second Complaint
United States ex rel. Shea v. Cellco P’ship
FCA Defendant Strikes Back Against DOJ for Seeking Unreasonable Recovery
United States ex rel. Wall v. Circle C Construction
When Are False Claims Act Releases in Separation Agreements Enforced?
United States ex rel. Dillon
District Court of New Jersey Highlights Importance of Materiality Requirement at Pleading Stage
United States v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Ninth Circuit Holds Escobar’s
Two Part Test Is Mandatory
United States ex rel. Campie v. Gilead Scis.
Third Circuit Applies Escobar’s Heightened Materiality Standard
United States ex rel. Petratos v. Genentech, Inc.
Second Circuit: The First-To-File Rule
is Not Jurisdictional
United States ex rel. Hayes v. Allstate Ins. Co.