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“Health First calls for dismissal of over USD 1bn in whistleblower case, arguing allegations are already public – New Coverage.”

Claire Sylvia in Debtwire, 11/4/15.

“In qui tam cases, the person bringing the case must be making allegations that aren’t already public, or must be an ‘original source,’ in other words have independent knowledge of the fraud that occurred. Otherwise, the federal government can bring cases on its own, without needing a whistleblower, [Phillips & Cohen partner Claire] Sylvia said.”

“Health First calls for dismissal of over USD 1bn in whistleblower case, arguing allegations are already public – New Coverage.”

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