In the News Today - November 13, 2017

November 13, 2017

White House, HUD Secretary Contest DoJ FCA Enforcement

Secretary Carson indicated that HUD would begin “reviewing and addressing” the mortgage lending community’s complaints that the DoJ has been too aggressive in pursuing FHA fraud through FCA cases. However, a DoJ spokeswoman insisted that the Department’s use of the FCA in this context has been necessary, and that it would continue. (National Mortgage News)

 

Defense Verdict in Medical Implant Trial Could Spell Trouble for MDL Cases against Cook Medical

Late last week, a Federal jury found that the design of Cook Medical’s Celect IVC (inferior vena cava) filter was not defective, in an individual ruling preceding 2,800 lawsuits coordinated in multidistrict litigation. Plaintiffs’ lawyers involved in the case insist the ruling should not influence the next trials in the MDL. (National Law Journal)