Failure to Specify Statutes and Regulations Fatal to FCA Complaint

By | FCA Update | September 6, 2016

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently reviewed a district court’s dismissal of an FCA claim against the City of Chicago, in which the relator alleged that the City’s certifications of compliance with civil rights laws were false because the City engaged in practices which increased racial segregation.

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Seventh Circuit Reverses Promotional Service Decision Under the Robinson-Patman Act

By | Wisconsin Appellate Law | August 31, 2016
Seventh Circuit Reverses Promotional Service Decision Under the Robinson-Patman Act

On August 12, 2016, the Seventh Circuit decided Woodman’s Food Market, Inc. v. Clorox Co., No. 15-3001, and held that Clorox’s refusal to sell bulk-sized packages of certain products to some retailers, like Woodman’s, when it sold bulk-sized items to “big box” retailers, like Costco and Sam’s Club, was not a violation of the Robinson-Patman Act’s prohibition on the disproportionate provision of promotional services under 15 U.S.C. § 13(e).

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Ninth Circuit Widens Circuit Split On Enforceability of Class and Collective Action Waivers in Individual Employment Arbitration Agreements

Ninth Circuit joins Seventh Circuit in holding that class and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act and therefore are unenforceable.

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