A recent holding by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in United States ex rel. Cairns v. D.S. Med., LLC took a stance on the causation standard for False Claims Act (FCA) cases premised on violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and may provide defendants in those cases with the ability to raise a valid
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Mr. Hille focuses his practice in litigation, with a particular emphasis on trial advocacy. His areas of concentration include insurance, healthcare law, professional liability and ethics, and white-collar criminal matters, including those related to professional ethics. Mr. Hille has extensive trial expertise that encompasses insurance defense and coverage cases, healthcare disputes, professional liability defense, fraud and abuse, and regulatory issues.
Mr. Hille’s white-collar experience includes involvement in both state and federal investigations, including those related to healthcare fraud and abuse and the taking of fraudulent payments from government entities. He also represents legal professionals in District Ethics Committee (DEC) and Office of Attorney Ethics (OAE) investigations and prosecutions, including matters before the Disciplinary Review Board (DRB) and New Jersey Supreme Court. In that regard, Mr. Hille has represented clients in matters ranging from dismissal or diversion to disbarment.
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, Mr. Hille has served as an amicus representative for professional and business associations on a number of matters before the Supreme Court. He has published and lectured widely in his areas of concentration.
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More than a year has passed since U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland established the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force to utilize the resources of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and partner with various governmental agencies to combat COVID-19-related fraud. Since that time, the DOJ has touted its enforcement efforts in both the civil…
On July 20, 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a Special Fraud Alert for telemedicine, telehealth, and telemarketing services. During the pandemic, the OIG has responded to the expansion of telehealth services by aggressively pursuing fraud investigations against providers. Using these as examples, the OIG…
The COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force was established in May 2021 to utilize the resources of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and various governmental agencies to combat COVID-19-related fraud. These efforts have led to investigations and prosecutions involving Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fraud as well as healthcare-related COVID-19 fraud, the extent, and implications of…