• Two Recent Announcements Regarding the False Claims Act

    1. DOJ False Claims Act Statistics for FY 2015 On December 3, 2015, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") released its annual update on the FY 2015 numbers regarding False Claims Act filings and recoveries during this past year ( DOJ Stats FY2015). In the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, the DOJ received in excess of $3.5 billion from settlements and judgments in civil cases alleging fraud and false claims against the government. This is the fourth consecutive year that the total recoveries have exceeded $3.5 billion from cases filed under the False Claims Act.
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  • Pre-Judgment Freeze of Assets in Australia Upheld

    A Singapore entity who had entered into a joint venture with an Indonesian entity brought suit in Singapore. The Indonesian entity owned shares in an Australian company. The Singapore entity made an ex parte application to the Supreme Court of Western Australia (“Supreme Court”) to freeze the shareholding interests. The court granted the application, but the Court of Appeal dismissed the freezing order. The High Court reversed.
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  • Annual Inflation Adjustments for 2014 Tax Year

    The Internal Revenue Service has recently announced annual inflation adjustments for the 2014 tax year.
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