The Long Arm of the Law Lengthens: What the U.S. ex rel. Medrano v. Diabetic Care RX, LLC Settlement Means for Private Equity Investors
In March 2018, White and Williams issued an alert covering the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) intervention in the False Claims Act (FCA) case United States ex rel. Medrano v. Diabetic Care RX, LLC, No. 15 Civ. 62617 (S.D. Fla.). We noted at the time that this case “should put private equity firms and their partners on notice of possible expansion of regulatory scrutiny in FCA complaints,” because, in an unprecedented move, the DOJ for the first time named a private equity (PE) owner in an FCA complaint-in-intervention alongside the portfolio company accused of making false claims.