In the News Today - August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018

West Virginia Governor Appoints Two to Open Supreme Court Seats: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice appointed U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins and former state House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead to two open seats on the state Supreme Court. The seats were vacated by Justices Menis Ketchum and Robin Jean Davis, both of whom resigned in the face of spending scandals. (West Virginia Record)

Ninth Circuit: SCOTUS Escobar Ruling Created a Mandatory Test for FCA Liability: Last Friday, the Ninth Circuit said the U.S. Supreme Court’s Escobar ruling requires “specific representations” to establish liability for businesses under the False Claims Act. (Law360)