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Hospital Ownership Fraud Claims Defeated in Fifth Circuit Appeal

Two whistleblowers failed to show that St. Luke’s Health System Corp. and other defendants violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks and making misrepresentations to the federal government about a Texas hospital’s ownership, the Fifth Circuit affirmed.

No Bad Faith by NASA in Business Support Cancellation

A Squared Joint Venture failed to show that NASA engaged in bad faith by canceling a procurement for acquisition and business support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims said.

Huawei Parts Fraud Suit Against Synnex ‘Weak’ But May Proceed

A false claims whistleblower will get another chance to argue that office products supplier Synnex Corp. violated the False Claims Act by selling parts made by Chinese technology company Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to the U.S. government, a California federal court ruled.

Wells Fargo Must Defend Whistle-Blower Suit Over Bailout (2)

Wells Fargo & Co. must defend itself against allegations it defrauded the U.S. government in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis by misrepresenting its financial condition to get emergency bailout loans from one of the Federal Reserve’s regional banks.

State Department Must Face Guyana Embassy Contract Claim

Costa Rican subcontractor Constructora Guzman SA adequately raised a breach of contract claim against the U.S. State Department involving a $39 million construction project to renovate an embassy in Guyana, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims said.

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