Bradley attorney Brad Robertson was quoted in Law360 on the U.S. Supreme Court’s new standard for evaluating whether regulatory violations are serious enough to trigger False Claims Act liability. Although the ruling in Universal Health Services v. Escobar on implied certification was a victory for the plaintiffs bar and the government, the new materiality standard may ultimately prove to be beneficial for defense attorneys.
“It looks like it's a hollow victory for the government,” explained Robertson. “The court's new materiality standards ... open up a lot of arguments for [contractors].”
The complete article, “Supreme Court's New FCA Standard Will Get Messy Fast,” appeared in Law360 on June 16, 2016. (login required)