The Intermountain Round Up – A Periodic Review of Recent Developments in False Claims Act and Whistleblower Cases in the Intermountain West

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1. In Nevada, Representing Yourself is Still Not A Good Idea: Pro Se party waives rights under False Claims Act for failing to adhere to the FCA’s basic procedural requirements (Brandon v. Majestic Behavioral Health).

2. In Colorado, Relators dismiss claims with prejudice against Kasier Permanente after United States declines to intervene.

3. In Utah, Okland Construction Settles False Claims Act Suit Allegedly Abusing of Small Business Status of Subcontractor; Pays Feds Nearly $1 million .

4. In New Mexico, a district judge overrules a magistrate’s recommendation limiting discovery, and allows defendants limited additional discovery (United States ex rel. Baker v. Community Health Systems, Inc., No. 05-279)

5. In Colorado, court allows further discovery against William Koch in case alleging retaliation for attempting to blow the whistle on massive tax fraud scheme (Martensen v. Koch, No. 13-cv-02411)