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HTMLSupreme Court Of Canada Denies Leave To Appeal From Decision Clarifying Available Disgorgement Remedies In Competition And Consumer Protection Claims
Michelle T. Maniago, Alessandra V. Nosko; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014
On Thursday, September 4, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the plaintiffs’ motion for leave to appeal in Wakelam v. Wyeth Consumer Healthcare/Wyeth Soin de Sante Inc. The leave application arose from a 2014 British Columbia Court of Appeal decision that clarified whether plaintiffs...

 

HTMLA (Second) Lawsuit Seeks to Compel Statutory Timeframe for Administrative Law Judge Review of Medicare Claims Appeals
Lynsey Mitchel; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014
On August 26th, the Center for Medicare Advocacy filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The complaint alleges that, as implemented, the Medicare administrative review process is in violation of Medicare statutory obligations and the Fifth...

 

HTMLPlanned Parenthood Ruling Deepens Current Split in the Circuits Regarding the Level of Specificity Required in FCA Cases
Victoria H. Buter, Edward M. Fox, Thomas J. Kenny; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014
In the recent case of United States ex rel. Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, No. 13 1654, 2014 WL 4251603 (8th Cir. Aug. 29, 2014), the Eighth Circuit deepened the current split in the circuits regarding the level of specificity required in a False Claim Act (FCA) case, making it...

 

HTML7th Circuit Defines "Worthless Services" Under the False Claims Act
Eric G. Pearson; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 9, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
That’s the upshot from U.S. ex rel. Absher v. Momence Meadows Nursing Center, Nos. 13-1886 & 13-1936 (Aug. 20, 2014), a recent decision from the Seventh Circuit (authored by Judge Manion) that addressed the worthless-services theory of liability under the False Claims Act.

 

HTMLHospital Incident Report Not Privileged, Court Says
Wakaba Y. Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
The Kentucky Supreme Court issued an opinion Aug. 21, 2014, (Tibbs v. Bunnell, Ky., No. 2012-SC-000603-MR) in which it held that the incident report developed by the University of Kentucky Hospital (“hospital”), through the hospital’s Patient Safety Evaluation System...

 

HTMLCivil Consequences of Criminal Cases
Mohamed N. Bakry, Kevin E. Hexstall; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014
The disposition of a criminal case may affect the criminal defendant and/or his employer (company) in later civil litigation. Any defense strategy should consider the potential collateral consequences of the criminal case. The disposition of the criminal case may affect a later civil suit regarding...

 

HTMLEleventh Circuit Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Statute Requiring Medicare Rate Compensation for Services
F. Ryan Waters; GrayRobinson, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
On August 14, 2014, a three judge panel for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court's dismissal of a small, rural hospital's challenge of a federal law requiring hospitals to accept the Medicare rate as compensation when treating federal detainees.

 

HTMLEighth Circuit Dismisses Whistleblower's Suit Finding Facts Were Already Publicly Disclosed
Jacqueline N. Acosta; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014
In an August 7, 2014 opinion, the Eighth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower’s suit alleging that a number of pain pump device makers had violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by marketing their pain pumps for harmful off-label uses. United States ex rel. Paulos v. Stryker Corp. et...

 

HTMLOne Step Closer to the Supreme Court: The Fate of Obamacare Premium Tax Credits in the Face of the Circuit Split
Anna L. Sweigart; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 22, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
Last month, two federal courts of appeals issued opposing decisions on whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) permitted subsidies, in the form of premium tax credits, to health coverage bought through insurance Exchanges operated by the federal government. As...

 

HTMLFederal Court Rejects Relator’s Swapping Allegations in False Claims Act Case
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 22, 2014, previously published on August 15, 2014
This week a federal district court in Ohio ruled in favor of Mobilex USA (Mobilex), the country’s largest mobile medical imaging company, on a motion for summary judgment in a False Claims Act (FCA) suit filed by a former employee, Kevin P. McDonough. McDonough accused Mobilex of...

 


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