False Claims Act Lawsuits Increasingly Target Universities

False Claims Act Lawsuits Increasingly Target Universities

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A Law360 article by Jonathan Cedarbaum, Mark Rotenberg, Alexandra Bonneau and David Beraka discusses two areas in particular that have left universities facing FCA judgments and settlements in recent years: research funding and Medicare and Medicaid claims at university hospitals.

Research universities have increasingly become targets for False Claims Act actions, both by private plaintiffs and by the government. Because the FCA began as a statute focused on government procurement and has only more recently been used with any regularity to target recipients of federal grants, many universities may not have focused on the full scope of this kind of potential jeopardy. Read the full article

 

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