An Appeal To Remember

In US  ex rel. Noah Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Relator, a sales manager for Takeda, brought a qui tam action against his employer under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. 3729-3733, alleging that Takeda violated the Act by causing false claims to be presented to the government for payment under Medicare and other federal health insurance programs.

The district court dismissed relator’s claims under Rule 12(b)(6). The court, with our very own Judge Bredar sitting by designation, held that the district court did not err in dismissing the third amended complaint because relator failed to plausibly allege that any false claims had been presented to the government for payment. The court also held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying relator leave to file a fourth amended complaint. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.

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