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SCOTUS Goes Down Middle in False Claims Case

Mintz Washington, D.C. Member Larry Freedman, a health care and life sciences litigator, is quoted in this MedPage Today article discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. Escobar case. The article notes that the Court was led to middle ground by rejecting “the government’s expansive review of False Claims Act (FCA) liability under the implied certification theory…[but] the court also rejected the more narrow review that there has to be…a [direct] condition of payment [issue] for there to be liability.”