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In 2014, the Ninth Circuit issued an important decision on the notion that good faith disputes and/or disputed interpretations of contract requirements should not be actionable as false claims. In Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood, 759 F.3d 1112 (9th Cir. 2014), the relator alleged that the Medi-Cal billing manual required Planned Parenthood to bill Medi-Cal “at...

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The evaluation of a contractor’s past performance is one of the most important non-price factors taken into account by a procuring agency during the source-selection process. A negative past performance evaluation can substantially reduce a contractor’s chances of retaining work and/or obtaining future federal work. Sometimes a contractor’s negative review is justified, and other...

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