Tagged: N.D. Ill.

Northern District of Illinois Dismisses Whistleblower’s FCA Suit for Failing to Connect Allegations of Misconduct with Submission of False Claims

Nathan Ebnet

In United States ex rel. Keen v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., relator Janice Keen sued her former employer—the pharmaceutical company Teva—for violations of the FCA.  According to Ms. Keen, Teva trained its sales force to misleadingly promote and sell a medicine used to treat muscle spasms.  Ms. Keen alleged that Teva’s deceptive practices caused physicians to prescribe the medicine in situations for which it was...

Judge Dismisses FCA Claim Against City of Chicago; Concludes that “Subsequent Nonperformance of a Future Commitment” Was Not a Falsehood Under FCA

T. Augustine Lo

On September 16, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Chicago dismissed a False Claims Act (FCA) case against the City of Chicago, because the qui tam complaint did not satisfy the relevant pleading standard.   In an opinion issued by District Judge Andrea Wood, the court found that the complaint failed to allege facts with particularity as required under Federal Rule of...