SCOTUS Says “Break The Seal”

By John Alan Doran It’s the holiday season, replete with booze-rich holiday parties and admonitions not to “break the seal” too early during a party. Rest easy, as the Supreme Court held today it’s okay to break the seal…at least in the context of the False Claims Act (“FCA”). State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. […]

SCOTUS Gives Fed Contractors Mixed Bag

By John Alan Doran Last week the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion that refines and re-defines liability for contractors accused of defrauding the Federal Government under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. U.S.  The FCA creates broad, punitive remedies against contractors who defraud the Federal Government by seeking payment under […]