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A Timely Split – Eleventh Circuit Strays from Common Application of the False Claims Act’s Statute of Limitations

[04/17/18]

Posted on April 17, 2018 in False Claims Act Defense

Published by: Hall Render

On April 11, 2018, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals split from the Fourth and Tenth Circuits when it issued an order effectively granting relators in qui tam actions an additional three years to file. The court ruled that § 3731(b)(2)’s three-year limitation, which has traditionally only been applied when the United States is... READ MORE

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New 11th Circuit Case: Fraud with Particularity

[11/03/14]

Posted on November 3, 2014 in False Claims Act Defense

Written by: David B. Honig

Last week, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its unpublished ruling in US ex rel. Mastej v. Health Management Associates, Inc. At issue was whether the relator’s Third Amended Complaint adequately pled fraud with particularity, as required by Fed.R.Civ.Pro. 9(b). Mastej was an Health Management Associate (“HMA”) executive from 2001 to February 2007. In that... READ MORE

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Relator’s Damages and Documentation Theories Rejected in Halifax

[07/04/14]

Posted on July 4, 2014 in False Claims Act Defense

Written by: Drew B. Howk

This week a Court in the Middle District of Florida dealt a blow to a whistleblower’s allegations of fraud in U.S. ex rel. Baklid-Kunz v. Halifax Hospital Medical Center ruling that: (1) the Relator is barred from recovering damages even if it can prove its allegations and (2) the Relator is barred from arguing or... READ MORE

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Eleventh Circuit: “Worthless Services” Claim Constitutional in Criminal Fraud Case

[06/24/14]

Posted on June 24, 2014 in False Claims Act Defense

Written by: Drew B. Howk

The Eleventh Circuit ruled last week that a conviction for criminal health care fraud against the owner of nursing home facilities was constitutional. The Court held that the government’s “worthless service” theory of fraudulent billing was not unconstitutional. In United States vs. George Houser, the government alleged that the defendant conspired to defraud the... READ MORE

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