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Internal Investigation Documents Are Protected from Disclosure in False Claims Act Case, D.C. Circuit Holds

Reversing a lower court decision, the D.C. Circuit recently concluded – for a second time – that certain internal audit documents are protected from disclosure by the attorney-client communication and work production privileges.  On August 11, 2015, the D.C. Circuit issued a second writ of mandamus regarding the same group of documents, internal reports which … Continue Reading

Eastern District of Virginia Finds False Claim Allegations Too Speculative

A Virginia federal judge recently dismissed a retaliation complaint under the False Claims Act because the plaintiff’s allegations of a false claim against the government were too speculative. In Carlson v. DynCorp International, LLC, Scott Carlson alleged that DynCorp engaged in false billing practices when it bid for business with the U.S. Agency for International … Continue Reading

Government Recommends Supreme Court NOT Hear Takeda Case

The U.S. Solicitor General has asked the Supreme Court not to hear an appeal in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) case against Takeda North America Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  The Fourth Circuit had dismissed the case because the plaintiff failed to plead the allegations of fraud with particularity.  Specifically, the government stated that the case is not … Continue Reading

Proskauer Offers Webinar On Whistleblowing And Retaliation Issues

Please join us on Tuesday, February 25 for a Webinar addressing the many significant developments in 2013 in federal and state whistleblower legislation and litigation, with a particular emphasis on Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and False Claims Act (FCA) developments.  Our speakers will also offer practical advice to employers regarding preparing for and defending whistleblower claims and … Continue Reading

The Fourth Circuit Upholds Entry of Summary Judgment in Favor of CIED Manufacturers, Finding that Complaints Concerning Module-Level Testing Were Not Protected Activity Under FCA Whistleblower Provision

This blog entry was written by Connie N. Bertram, who represented the defendant contractors in the proceedings before the district court. Plaintiff, former engineer for defendant Impact Science & Technology, Inc. (IST), brought suit against IST and related entities under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act (FCA) in 2007.  A federal district court … Continue Reading
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