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Client Alert: Eighth Circuit Relaxes Particularity Requirements for FCA Complaints

Robert T. Stauffer, Richard P. Campbell, and Katharine R. Ciliberti authored this client alert titled “Eighth Circuit Relaxes Particularity Requirements for FCA Complaints,” which summarizes the Eighth Circuit’s recent decision in Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, 2014 WL 4251603 (8th Cir. Aug. 29, 2014) and discusses the ramifications of the court’s decision.  The client alert explains that the decision, which eases the threshold requirement for plaintiffs to plead FCA claims, could have a significant impact on companies defending against qui tam actions alleging violations of the False Claims Act.