• CIVIL FALSE CLAIMS ACT: Sixth Circuit Reverses $82 Million FCA Judgment That Would Have Punished A Company “Solely for Seeking to Maximize Profits” Under Federal Regulations
  • October 17, 2012 | Authors: Douglas W. Baruch; John T. Boese
  • Law Firm: Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP - Washington Office
  • In a decision last week, the Sixth Circuit announced a much-needed common sense approach to the application of the civil False Claims Act (“FCA”) in a complex regulatory environment. The decision rejected the government’s suggestion, where regulations are ambiguous or unclear, that a business should face FCA liability for seeking to increase its profits under the Medicare program. See United States ex rel. Williams v. Renal Care Group, Inc., No. 11-5779, 2012 WL 4748104 (6th Cir. Oct. 5, 2012)