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The Fourth Circuit Expands the Implied Certification Theory to Anti-Retaliation Claims

On January 8, 2015, the Fourth Circuit determined that, amid a circuit split, the “implied certification” theory of liability under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) was viable in the Fourth Circuit. United States v. Triple Canopy, Inc., 775 F.3d 628, 635 n.3 (4th Cir. 2015) (“contractual implied certification claims can be viable under the FCA… Continue Reading

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KBR v. Carter–Supreme Court Holds that the First-to-File Bar Only Applies to Pending Cases

On Wednesday the Supreme Court, in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter, No. 12-1497 (2015), held that the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (“WSLA”) only tolls the statute of limitations for criminal offenses, not civil claims under the False Claims Act (“FCA”).  The Court also held that the FCA’s… Continue Reading

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Employer Antiretaliation Liability to Employees that Blow the Whistle against Former, Unrelated employers?

Does the False Claims Act’s antiretaliation provision, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(h)(1), apply to an “employer that fire[s] an employee after discovering that the employee was a whistleblower and relator in an ongoing qui tam action under the FCA against his former, unrelated employer”?  Cestra v. Mylan, Inc, No. 14-825, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67069 (W.D.… Continue Reading

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