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April 24, 2014

In the News – April 24, 2014

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has signaled his intention to defend the state’s $10 million limit on the punitive damages a judge or jury can award an individual after a district judge ruled the cap is unconstitutional. (Great Falls Tribune)

Qualcomm announced that the company has received a notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Los Angeles office advising it of a preliminary determination to recommend an enforcement action against the company for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in dealings with China. (Reuters)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a False Claims Act (“FCA”) complaint in United States ex rel. Shea v. Cellco Partnership, for failure to meet the statute’s “first-to-file” rule, which provides that “[w]hen a person brings an action under [the FCA], no person other than the Government may intervene or bring a related action based on the facts underlying the pending action.” (Mondaq)

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