In the News Today - February 27, 2018

February 27, 2018

DOJ Memo Addresses ‘Parasitic' Whistleblower Cases Under False Claims Act: A senior partner of government contracts and litigation at Holland & Knight said the DOJ’s new memo, which instructs attorneys to dismiss ‘parasitic’ False Claims Act lawsuits, was a response to the “underlying pressures of increased FCA litigation.” (Legal Newsline)

GKC Founders, Burford Execs Launch Plaintiff-Side Litigation Firm: A year after selling the Gerchen Keller litigation funding firm for $160 million, the founders have opened a plaintiffs’ litigation firm in Chicago that works exclusively under “alternative fee agreements,” according to The American Lawyer. (The American Lawyer)