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In Case of First Impression District Court Expands the Reach of the False Claims Act

By on March 14, 2016 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

In a recent decision, Druding v. Care Alternatives, Inc.[1], the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey held that Medicare hospice certification provisions are conditions of payment, thereby effectively expanding the reach of the False Claims Act (“FCA”). The Defendant in the matter is a for-profit provider of end-of-life hospice care in […]

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When the General Counsel Isn’t Your Counsel

By on March 1, 2016 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

In a series of recent Pennsylvania cases, the state appellate courts have squarely addressed the oft-asked question of who, or what, is the general counsel’s client, particularly in the scenario of legal proceedings wherein the general counsel has interacted closely with corporate executives.  As the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has ramped up its enforcement […]

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