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DOJ Says Guidance Documents Can’t Drive Enforcement Actions

Larry Freedman a Member in the Mintz Washington, was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article regarding a new policy from the Justice Department that prevents guidance documents from being used as a basis for bringing civil enforcement actions. The policy may lessen the risk of catastrophic punitive damages, particularly in False Claims Act cases. Larry notes that the policy is a “terrific step to ensure fair notice and due process” in such proceedings.


Bloomberg Law