Alison L. Nadel

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Alison Nadel has successfully represented clients in arbitrations, class actions and other complex litigation. Her broad experience includes intellectual property cases involving allegations of patent infringement, trademark and copyright infringement, and unfair competition, as well as complex commercial contract disputes, business tort matters, public accommodation disputes involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, state accessibility laws and related tort claims, administrative law cases, and defense of qui tam litigation involving state and federal False Claims Acts. Read Alison Nadel's full bio.

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to tout its total annual recoveries in False Claims Act cases, as it does each year after the federal government’s fiscal year closes in September.  In its December 3, 2015, press release, DOJ disclosed that it obtained more than $3.5 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the 2015 fiscal year.  DOJ boasts that this is the fourth…
In a previous post, we discussed the petition for certiorari in Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles (S. Ct. No. 14-4080), a False Claims Act (FCA) case in which the relator alleged that Planned Parenthood knowingly overcharged the government for contraceptives it provided to low-income individuals in California. In Gonzalez, the Ninth Circuit held that the district court properly dismissed the relator’s claims because documents attached to the complaint showed that the government knew…
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide within the next few weeks whether to hear a False Claims Act (FCA) case that has garnered media attention because it involves alleged wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood.  In Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles (No. CV 05-8818, C.D. Cal.), the relator alleged that Planned Parenthood knowingly overcharged the government for contraceptives it provided to low income individuals in California. The issue in the case turns on the role…