Bloomberg Law
Jan. 6, 2020, 9:56 AM

DOJ Pursues Drug Suit That Got Away to Shore Up Dismissal Power

Daniel Seiden
Daniel Seiden
Reporter/Editor

Companies that bill the federal government for services are eager in 2020 to see what courts say about Justice Department decisions to dismiss whistleblower cases it finds to be meritless or a burden on government resources.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is considering how much deference the federal courts should give to those dismissal decisions in a specific case over whether an Illinois federal judge erred in rejecting the DOJ’s move to dismiss a suit alleging a drug kickback scheme by CVS, Omnicare, and others.

The Seventh Circuit could follow the D.C. Circuit, which ...

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