Bradley Attorney Aron Beezley Comments on Impact of Government Contract Cases in Law360
Bradley attorney Aron Beezley commented on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Universal Health v. Escobar that has been seen as a mixed bag for contractors and relators. In a June decision the Court unanimously agreed that implied certification can support FCA claims, but violations must be a “material” violation of a government or contractual requirement capable of influencing a government payment decision. While FCA liability may now be limited, it also ensures the continued use of the implied certification theory – which means the issue is here to stay, explained Beezley.
The complete article, “The Top Gov’t Contracts Cases of 2016: Midyear Report,” appeared in Law360 on July 1, 2016.