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Law360 Features Expert Analysis by AEL Founding Partner Kenneth M. Abell Regarding False Claims Act (FCA) “Original Source” Decision

June 6, 2020 - David M. Eskew

On June 6, 2020, Law360 featured an Article by AEL founding partner Kenneth M. Abell in their Expert Analysis Section. The Article, entitled “FCA Ruling Shows Importance Of Relator As Original Source” dissects the recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in U.S. ex rel. Hanks v. Florida Cancer Specialists, which reversed and remanded a decision by the District Court for the Eastern District of New York. In the Hanks decision, the Second Circuit analyzed the well-tread (and still highly important) False Claims Act (FCA) concepts of the public disclosure bar, the first-to-file rule, and the original source exception. Follow this link to read the Article. AEL’s three founding partners all served as Assistant U.S. Attorneys and each conducted multiple, sophisticated, high stakes parallel investigations under the False Claims Act (FCA). As a result, AEL has extensive expertise in the False Claims Act and white collar civil and criminal government investigations and enforcement actions. AEL represents major hospital systems and other private companies in high stakes qui tam / whistleblower actions and commercial litigation.

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FCA Ruling Shows Importance Of Relator As Original Source