Opening Briefs Filed in Fourth Circuit Case On Use of Statistical Sampling to Prove FCA Liability – Could Have Far-Reaching Implications for FCA Defendants

By | FCA Update | January 20, 2016

As we previously reported in October 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is considering an interlocutory appeal regarding the use of statistical sampling to prove liability under the False Claims Act (FCA). 

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SCOTUS to Resolve Circuit Split Regarding Whether “Service Advisors” Are Exempt from Overtime and Consider Deference Owed to USDOL

By | Wage & Hour Law Update | January 19, 2016
SCOTUS to Resolve Circuit Split Regarding Whether “Service Advisors” Are Exempt from Overtime and Consider Deference Owed to USDOL

On Friday, the United States Supreme Court agreed to resolve the current split among the Circuit Courts regarding whether “service advisors” are exempt from overtime under the 213(b)(10) exemption, an exemption applicable to any “salesman, partsman, or mechanic” who is primarily engaged in “selling or servicing automobiles.”

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Fourth Circuit Holds Two Lawsuits Involve Interrelated Wrongful Acts Constituting Single “Claim” Where Allegations Establish “Common Nexus of Fact”

By | Executive Summary Blog | January 11, 2016

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a trial court’s determination that an adversary proceeding brought by a bankruptcy trustee and subsequent suit by the trustee to recover on the judgment rendered in the first proceeding involved “interrelated wrongful acts” because they involved a “common nexus of fact” linked by common facts, a common transaction, and several common circumstances.

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