Lon Leavitt Published in Law 360: New FCA Ruling Revives Tools to Establish Falsity
March 27th, 2020
Lon Leavitt, a partner at Halunen Law and a former Assistant United States Attorney, recently shared his False Claims Act (FCA) expertise in an article published by Law360. Lon’s article addressed a significant decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that strengthened tools traditionally used by the government and whistleblower counsel in enforcing the FCA. These tools—medical necessity, clinical judgments, sub-regulatory guidance, and statistics—are important when pleading and proving cases under the FCA. If you are aware of claims for medically unnecessary services, or other healthcare fraud against the government, and would like to know how these and other tools may be of use to you in pursuing a whistleblower action, contact Halunen Law’s False Claims Act Group for guidance and assistance.