Posts Categorized: False Claims Act

Posted: September 20, 2020

Relator Not Entitled to Share of Settlement Negotiated by Government When Relator’s Qui Tam Claims Were Dismissed

On September 14, 2020, Justice Friedman of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in People ex rel. FX Analytics v. Bank of N.Y. Mellon Corp., 2020 NY Slip Op. 33013(U), holding that a New York False Claims Act relator was not entitled to a share of a settlement negotiated by the government... Read more »

Posted: July 9, 2018

State Qui Tam Action Dismissed Because Allegations Were Based on Public Information

On June 28, 2018, the First Department issued a decision in State of New York ex rel. Rasmusen v. Citigroup, Inc., 2018 NY Slip Op. 04845, affirming the dismissal of a state qui tam action because “[t]he court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over this action because plaintiff’s allegations that defendant wrongfully underpaid its New York... Read more »

Posted: June 27, 2016

Client Q&A: A Competitor Is Cheating The Government, Which Hurts Me And Taxpayers Too. What Can I Do?

A Competitor Is Cheating The Government, Which Hurts Me And Taxpayers Too. What Can I Do? By Niall D. O’Murchadha If you discover that someone—perhaps your employer or a competitor—is cheating the federal government, there are several things you can do. One option is provided by a statute called the False Claims Act (“FCA”). If... Read more »

Posted: June 13, 2016

False Certifications of Compliance With Banking Laws Does Not Support False Claims Act Claims

On May 5, 2016, the Second Circuit issued a decision in Bishop v. Wells Fargo, 15‐2449, affirming a decision by the EDNY that alleged false certifications of “compliance with various banking laws and regulations when” borrowing “money at favorable rates from the Federal Reserve’s discount window” did not “constitute legally false claims under the” False... Read more »