On August 12, 2015, the Court of Appeal for the Fourth District held that police officers’ agreement to reimburse a city for training costs if they quit within five years was valid only to the extent the training related to Peace Officer Standards and Training (“POST”) certification mandated by law.
I often wonder why more defendants do not try the “we discriminate against everyone” defense. In theory, if a supervisor discriminated against all genders and all races, then he could not be guilty of treating one nationality or one gender better than another.
Last month, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to hear an interlocutory appeal on the issue of whether to allow statistical sampling to prove liability and damages in a False Claims Act (FCA) case.
Although the trend of ever-larger FCA recoveries by the DOJ is not new, what is new is a recent trend by federal district courts to make it even easier for the government to prove cases against healthcare defendants by allowing relators to use statistical sampling to prove FCA liability.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has agreed to hear an interlocutory appeal on the use of statistical sampling as a means of proving liability under the False Claims Act (FCA).