Barry P. Steinberg

(202) 828-2316
Partner
(202) 828-2488 Fax
Barry.Steinberg@KutakRock.com
September 13, 2016

On June 16, 2016, the United States Supreme Court, in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar, 136 S. Ct. 1989 (2016), issued a unanimous decision which established that the implied false certification theory can be a basis for liability under limited circumstances.

Client Alert
September 1, 2016

On August 31, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in its view that if a firearms dealer is aware that a potential purchaser has a card authorizing possession and use of use of marijuana under state law, then the dealer has “reasonable cause to believe” that such person is an unlawful user of a controlled substance and the dealer may not transfer firearms or ammunition to the person.