Emre N. Ilter
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Emre N. Ilter focuses his practice on complex commercial and antitrust litigation. Emre frequently represents clients involved in antitrust price fixing and conspiracy class action litigation. He also has experience representing clients in domestic and international arbitration disputes, qui tam actions, congressional and grand jury inquiries, and mass tort litigation. In addition, Emre regularly represents clients in responding to investigative and third-party subpoenas. Read Emre N. Ilter's full bio.
Massachusetts Lawsuit Against Long-Term Pharmacy Care Provider Fails to Clear the Legacy FCA Public Disclosure Bar
By Emre N. Ilter on May 16, 2018
Posted In Knowledge/Scienter, Pharmaceuticals, Public Disclosure Bar, State Law Claims
On April 30, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed the last remaining state False Claims Act (FCA) claims against long-term care pharmacy provider PharMerica, Inc. on the grounds that neither relator qualified as an “original source” under the applicable pre-2010 version of the FCA, thereby precluding their claims under the...
FCA Whistleblower’s Deficient Anesthesia E-Billing Suit Dismissed with Prejudice by Florida District Court
By Emre N. Ilter on Feb 27, 2018
Posted In Rule 9(b) Particularity
On February 6, 2018, the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted a motion to dismiss a non-intervened False Claims Act (FCA) suit concerning electronic billing practices for anesthesiology services. As with another recent dismissal, the court found that Relator had failed to present sufficient allegations to meet the particularity requirement of...
By Emre N. Ilter on Dec 1, 2017
Posted In Knowledge/Scienter, Materiality, Rule 9(b) Particularity
On November 8, 2017, the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida dismissed a relator’s non-intervened claims in United States ex rel. Stepe v. RS Compounding LLC for failure to satisfy the particularity requirement of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b). Relator originally filed her complaint under seal on December 16, 2013, under...
Sixth Circuit Hits Federal Government with $450,000+ in Legal Fees to be Paid to FCA Defendant Under the Equal Access to Justice Act
By Emre N. Ilter on Sep 11, 2017
Posted In Attorney's Fees, Damages and Penalties
In an unusual ruling on August 18, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed the Middle District of Tennessee’s denial of the defendant’s motion for attorneys’ fees, and remanded the case for an award of legal fees and expenses related to defending against the government’s “excessive” damages demand, as well as...
By Emre N. Ilter on Mar 15, 2017
Posted In Medical Necessity, Reverse False Claims, Rule 9(b) Particularity
On February 27, 2017, the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi granted a defense motion to dismiss False Claims Act (FCA) claims in United States ex rel. Dale v. Lincare Holdings, Inc., on the grounds that the claims were precluded by the FCA’s first-to-file bar. The defendant, Lincare Holdings, Inc., is a...
By Emre N. Ilter on Oct 11, 2016
Posted In Public Disclosure Bar
On September 30, 2016, the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued an opinion in United States ex rel. Conroy v. Select Medical Corp., et al. (Case No. 12-cv-000051) regarding the 2010 False Claims Act (FCA) Amendments to the public disclosure bar (31 U.S.C. § 3730(e)(4)(A)) and the government’s associated right to...
Seventh Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment for Federal Subcontractor in FCA Suit Regarding Fringe Benefit Withholdings
By Emre N. Ilter on Jul 26, 2016
Posted In Knowledge/Scienter
On July 7, 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana’s grant of summary judgment in favor of a federal subcontractor defendant facing False Claims Act (FCA) allegations. Notably, the Seventh Circuit rejected the district court’s original grounds for summary judgment, an...
By Emre N. Ilter on Apr 19, 2016
Posted In Uncategorized
Yet another federal court has rejected a False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit brought under an implied certification theory, finding that non-compliance with federal laws and regulations that are not express conditions of payment cannot form the grounds for a FCA suit. On March 31, 2016, the suit brought by two former employees of MD Helicopters,...
By Emre N. Ilter on Feb 22, 2016
Posted In Damages and Penalties
The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a dramatic reduction to an False Claims Act (FCA) damages award on February 4, 2016, reducing the award from $762,894.54 to a mere $14,748, and labeling the government’s “tainted goods” damage calculation as “fairyland rather than actual.” The Sixth Circuit’s ruling in United States...
D.C. Circuit Finds for FCA Defendant Where Liability Premised on Interpretation of Undefined, Ambiguous Term
By Emre N. Ilter on Dec 4, 2015
Posted In Knowledge/Scienter
In what is sure to be a frequently cited ruling, the D.C. Circuit has reversed a jury’s verdict against a False Claims Act (FCA) defendant, finding that there was insufficient evidence for the jury to find that the defendant “knowingly” made a false claim where the defendant relied upon a facially reasonable interpretation of an...