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DOJ memo addresses 'parasitic' whistleblower cases under False Claims Act

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice is changing its stance on procedure for actions under the False Claims Act, a law that targets companies that cheat government offices and is often used by whistleblowers who can be awarded a significant percentage of what is recovered.

New York federal court uses "settlement week" to ease backlog

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York recently tried an innovative approach to expediting cases and taking on a backlog of litigation.