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DOJ Memo Spurs Speculation Over Future of Whistleblower Cases Print E-mail
Written by Vitale Health Law   
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 19:25

Should a recent internal memo from the U.S. Department of Justice on the dismissal of qui tam cases serve as a bellwether for the healthcare industry, or is it just a re-statement of existing policy issued in light of the increasing number of such cases being filed. That's the question being asked by many attorneys on both sides of the aisle, following the release of the memo written by Michael D. Granston, director of the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Fraud Section, and made public late last month. In it, Granston outlines various factors government prosecutors should use to evaluate whether a False Claims Act (FCA) case filed by a whistleblower should be dismissed.

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