In US ex rel. Badr v. Triple Canopy, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which includes Maryland, issued an important decision regarding the Federal False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA provides that any person who knowingly submits false claims for payment to the government may be liable for double the government’s damages, plus a penalty of between $5,500 to $11,000 per false claim.
This is an important case because it establishes the potential for FCA liability where government contractors submit invoices for payment to the United States while knowing they have not satisfied the core requirements of their contract.Read More
In Maryland, non-competes and non-solicitation provisions can be enforced. However, a Maryland court will not enforce every non-compete and/or non-solicitation agreement.Read More
Arbitration agreements are unfair and undermine employee rights, and because of that, employers embrace them. But a recent Maryland federal court has slowed down the rush in enforcing unreasonable, employer-mandated arbitration agreements.Read More