SDNY Judge Jed Rakoff rejected Northwell Health’s bid for insurance coverage for its increased costs and business losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic in a recent decision.  As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, Northwell was inundated with new patients, had increased cleaning costs, and stopped offering outpatient care services and elective procedures.  In the ruling, Judge Rakoff held that Northwell
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In a recent Southern District of New York decision, Judge Jed S. Rakoff examined the original source exception to the False Claims Act’s (“FCA”) public disclosure bar.  In United States ex rel. Associates Against Outlier Fraud v. Huron Consulting Group, Inc., 2012 WL 506824 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 16, 2012), the relator alleged that defendant Huron Consulting, through its control of
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