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Horton Interviewed by Family Practice News
August 8, 2016

HortonWilliam W. Horton, a partner in the firm’s Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group and a member of the Healthcare Team in the Birmingham office, was recently quoted in an article by Family Practice News on July 19, 2016. The article, “Feds Plan to Raise Penalties for False Claims,” discusses the proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Justice that is set to apply to penalties assessed after August 1, 2016, whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015. Mr. Horton shares his belief that these new rates will have little impact on strategy or settlement rate because, “In reality, cases settle based on the amount of actual damages – overpayments, etc. – and not on the penalties. I don’t think making them higher is going to change that, because it doesn’t increase the amount of money available for defendants to settle with.” Please click here to view the full article.