Last week we wrote about the opinion in United States v. Quicken Loans Inc., specifically discussing its
ruling on causation of damages under the FCA. No. 16-CV-14050, 2017 WL 930039 (E.D. Mich. Mar. 9, 2017). As we noted, Quicken touches on other important FCA issues, including knowledge
and materiality. But since liability necessarily
precedes damages, let’s go back now to discuss certain of the court’s rulings
on knowing violations of ambiguous rules under Safeco and on materiality after Escobar.