Life Science Compliance Update



The Escobar Hurdle – False Claims, Materiality, and Dismissal

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Robert N. Wilkey, Esq.

U.S. ex rel. Ruckh v. CMC II LLC et al. (“Ruckh”) was a closely followed False Claims Act case, because a Florida Federal Court opted to vacate a nearly $350 Million FCA verdict involving a nursing home operator. The case is significant because it demonstrates the ongoing impact of a party’s failure to meet the Escobar materiality standard.


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