COVID Fraud and DOJ Enforcement

In 2020, the government launched an unprecedented response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. With the expansion and creation of government assistances programs also comes a new area of government enforcement. Individuals and businesses who received federal assistance, including support through the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”), or any...

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Opioid Diversion and Civil Enforcement

Over the past few years, government agencies and the Department of Justice have cracked down on medical professionals they suspect may be distributing controlled substances, particularly opioid diversion, outside of the parameters of the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”). Government enforcement efforts can include multi-agency task forces focusing on physician “pill mills,” pharmacists,...

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Federal Tort Claims Act 101

This article, Federal Tort Claims Act 101, will give you the basics of this important tool to protect the rights of you and your family. The Federal Tort Claims Act ("FTCA") is the primary legal tool to hold the U.S. government responsible for negligence committed by its employees or agents.

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False Claims Act Priorities in 2021

On February 17, 2021, Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton identified top priorities for the DOJ under the False Claims Act. Among the areas to watch, the two top priorities identified were (1) pandemic-related fraud and (2) opioid enforcement. While this should come as little...

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