Lexi Hazam Discusses Supreme Court Review of Escobar at AAJ Annual Convention

Lexi Hazam Discusses Supreme Court Review of Escobar at AAJ Annual Convention

Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam will participate in a panel discussion on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2016 ruling in Universal Health Services v. Escobar at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2017 Annual Convention in Boston as part of the Qui Tam Litigation Group CLE on July 23, 2017. The panel discussion Ms. Hazam will be featured on will be taking place from 10:00-11:30am at the Hynes Convention Center. [Read more…]

Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds “Implied Certification” Liability in False Claims Act Cases

U.S. Supreme Court

In an important and unanimous opinion in Universal Health Services, Inc. V. United States et al. Ex Rel. Escobar et al., the Supreme Court has upheld the “implied certification” theory of federal False Claims Act (FCA) liability. Thus, liability under the FCA does not require that a defendant certified compliance with a law or rule that is an express condition of payment from a government program. [Read more…]