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April 12, 2016

In the News Today – April 12, 2016

  • Australian Class Action Attorneys Pocket Settlement Dividends While Victims Wait for Compensation: Attorneys at Australian class action plaintiffs’ firm Maurice Blackburn reportedly have “pocketed dividends of over $16 million” from a $494 million settlement over bush fires in the country. However, “many of the victims are yet to receive any compensation,” and some of the survivors were told two months ago they wouldn’t receive any compensation until next year. (LawFuel/The Australian)
  • Large Portion of 2015 FCA Recoveries from Cases in Which Government Didn’t Intervene: A Department of Justice statistics overview shows that more than $1 billion of 2015 recoveries in False Claims Act cases came from cases in which the government declined to intervene. McGuireWoods attorney David Pivnik said the FCA relator bar is a “well-organized” group of attorneys “pursuing increasingly novel theories of FCA liability.” (Legal Newsline)
Supreme Court Qui Tam Action Blog Supreme Court to Review Qui Tam Action Dismissal Standards  False Claims Act (FCA) Blog Law 360 Expert Analysis: "False Claims Act Proposal Is Unfair And Would Hinder Economic Growth" False Claims Act (FCA) U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington D.C. News Reuters "Has An Investor-Backed FCA Whistleblower Reached The End of the Road?" False Claims Act (FCA) U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington D.C. Blog Flying Blind: Secret Funding in Government Lawsuits and What to Do About It False Claims Act (FCA), Third Party Litigation Funding (TPLF) News On Appeal, Justice Dept. Prevails In Bid To Dismiss Pharma Fraud Case False Claims Act (FCA)

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