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It was only a matter of time. On January 12, 2021, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it had reached its first civil settlement regarding allegations of fraud related to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”).

January 27, 2021
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Scrutiny into Paycheck Protection Program Loans Intensifies — Attracts SEC Attention

June 1, 2020
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On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court decision holding that a qui tam relator in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) action failed to file its complaint alleging Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loan fraud within the required statute of limitations.

May 13, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous pain and financial harm and it will take months, or even years, before we know its full impact.

April 9, 2020
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On September 19, 2019, speaking at the Practising Law Institute’s Government Contracts 2019 event, Michael Granston, the Director of the Civil Fraud Division at the Department of Justice (“DOJ”)…

October 9, 2019
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On July 31, 2019, Cisco Systems, Inc. (“Cisco”) agreed to pay $8.6 million to settle a False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower allegation that it sold video surveillance equipment to government…

August 22, 2019
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Government contractors that expose government information to cyberattacks may face suspension from doing business with the Federal Government.

July 10, 2019
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On June 5, the Department of Justice announced that opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics (Insys) agreed to settle the government’s criminal and civil investigations into an illegal marketing scheme…

June 12, 2019
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On May 30, 2019, the DOJ’s Antitrust Division charged Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc., a generic pharmaceutical company, for conspiring with its competitors to fix prices, rig bids, and allocate…

June 6, 2019
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The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Cochise Consultancy Inc. v. United States, ex rel. Hunt , 1 has altered the landscape for False Claims Act (FCA) claims by expanding the period for…

May 31, 2019
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The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced this month its latest initiative to incentivize companies to voluntarily self-disclose potential False Claims Act (“FCA”) violations and to cooperate…

May 30, 2019
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Defense contractors who falsely claim that they are compliant with federal cybersecurity acquisition regulations may face liability under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) in light of a recent decision…

May 15, 2019