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.

DOJ Boasts About $3.5 Billion in Recoveries from False Claims Act Cases in FY 2015


By on Dec 14, 2015
Posted In Uncategorized

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...

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Cert Petition Denied in Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood


By and on May 19, 2015
Posted In Government Knowledge

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...

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Cert Petition in Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood Raises Questions Regarding Role of Government Knowledge


By and on Apr 28, 2015
Posted In Government Knowledge, Knowledge/Scienter, Uncategorized

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...

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