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By Nicole Boutros and Pilar Mata

The Illinois Cook County Circuit Court held that an Illinois law firm (the Relator) that filed a qui tam lawsuit against a taxpayer failed to meet its burden to prove the taxpayer knowingly failed to collect and remit Illinois use tax, as required under the Illinois False Claims Act.

By David Pope and Pilar Mata

The New York Attorney General’s office posted a press release on March 14, 2014 announcing that Lantheus Medical Imaging (Lantheus) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), Lantheus’s former parent, agreed to a $6.2 million settlement for a claim filed pursuant to New York’s False Claims Act (FCA). Under New York’s FCA

By Zachary Atkins and Andrew Appleby

The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, affirmed a 2013 trial court ruling denying Sprint Nextel Corporation’s motion to dismiss the attorney general’s False Claims Act complaint. In a slip opinion, the Appellate Division concluded that N.Y. Tax Law § 1105(b)(2), which the state attorney general contends imposes tax

By Christopher Chang

A New York State trial court has denied a motion filed by Sprint Nextel Corporation and its subsidiaries (Sprint) to dismiss a claim brought under the New York False Claims Act (FCA) alleging the company knowingly filed false tax returns and underpaid New York State sales taxes on fixed-rate monthly wireless telephone

The Multistate Tax Commission’s (MTC) Sales and Use Tax Uniformity Subcommittee is moving forward with a broad sales tax nexus model statute that includes click-through, affiliate and attributional nexus provisions. The Subcommittee also discussed a memorandum related to class actions and false claims acts. The nexus and class action projects are in the educational stage

False claims act (FCA) statutes allow private persons to bring civil actions against alleged wrongdoers on behalf of the government. FCAs and qui tam actions vary, but generally impose significant penalties for “knowingly” failing to comply with a state law. In this edition of A Pinch of SALT, Sutherland SALT’s Jack Trachtenberg, Jeff Friedman and