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Another Court Affirms DOJ Financial Fraud Strategy


On Sept. 24, 2013, Judge Jesse Furman in the Southern District of New York released his widely anticipated decision allowing the U.S. Department of Justice’s False Claims Act and Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act case against a major financial institution to proceed. The opinion is significant, not just because it is a victory for the government — the same week the DOJ began trial in another major case — but because, for the first time, it deals with multiple developing issues in one opinion.

Originally published in Law360; reposted with permission.

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