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June 12, 2017

Three Kutak Rock attorneys pen feature article for The Nebraska Lawyer magazine.

Article
June 1, 2017

Whether you are a dental student, an orthodontist, a senior practitioner pondering a deal with a dental service organization (DSO), or a dentist entangled in the web of corporate dentistry, there are a multitude of legal rules that likely are not emphasized in dental school that must be observed. Read our client alert for more information.

Client Alert
January 24, 2017

Kutak Rock attorneys Steve Sorett and Joseph Fuller published "Escobar's FCA Compliance Lessons For Health Care Companies" in the January 20, 2017 edition of the Law360 online newsletter.

January 23, 2017
It seems that not a day goes by that there isn’t another case reported where a company or individual in the health care delivery business has been tagged with criminal or civil liability under the False Claims Act (FCA). Those in the public contract law world are accustomed to the FCA and its reach; but for those in the health care delivery business it frequently comes as a surprise. Read our client to learn more about how to update your compliance program to avoid criminal or civil liability under the FCA.
Client Alert
September 9, 2014
The ruling in United States ex rel. Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland deepened the current split in the circuits regarding the level of specificity required in a False Claim Act (FCA) case, making it easier for whistleblowers and the government to survive early dismissal. For more information on the ruling, please read our client alert.
Client Alert
June 24, 2014

This Client Alert is about an important recent Sixth Circuit opinion finding that False Claims Act (FCA) retaliation claims were not covered by an employment agreement’s mandatory arbitration provision. As one of the only opinions on the topic, the ruling could diminish the effectiveness of mandatory arbitration provisions in employment agreements, especially given the rapid rise of FCA retaliation claims. Given such decisions, close work with your Kutak Rock attorneys will become ever more crucial to ensure that your mandatory arbitration provisions are read to cover those claims and many others.

Client Alert
February 18, 2013
November 9, 2012
Kutak Rock attorney Paul Gwilt has authored a Fraud and Abuse Practice Group Enforcement Committee alert for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) discussing the ongoing Allison Engine saga and the Sixth Circuit's reversal of the district court on FERA retroactivity. The following article appeared November 9, 2012 in an AHLA newsletter alert.
July 10, 2012

The federal False Claims Act (FCA), a Civil War era federal statute intended to penalize the submission of false claims to the United States, has traditionally been employed against participants in the most prominent federal programs, such as health care providers and federal contractors. In recent years, however, federal prosecutors and private whistleblowers utilizing the FCA’s powerful damages and penalty provisions (including treble damages, up to $11,000 per claim and attorneys fees) have recently turned their focus to banks, mortgage companies, educational providers and other lenders.

Client Alert
April 5, 2012

In the aftermath of the recent financial crisis, federal prosecutors and private whistleblowers utilizing the FCA’s powerful damages and penalty provisions (including treble damages, up to $11,000 per claim and attorneys fees) have recently turned their focus to banks, mortgage companies and others in the financial industry.

Client Alert
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