This week, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released inflationary adjustments to civil monetary penalties. This increase takes effect less than six months after the last increase and indicates that the DOJ is eager to return to a more steady pace after a period of less frequent inflationary adjustments (see here). The DOJ is likely keen to implement sanctions that reflect the rising rate of inflation, which is currently at a forty-year high. As previously reported, the Balanced Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) provides for federal agencies to make inflationary adjustments to civil monetary penalties on January 15 of each year to account for inflation using calculations based on Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index. After an inflationary update in January 2018, only two updates have taken place so far: an update in June 2020 and a recent update in December 2021. Revised penalties will be assessed for violations that occurred before the adjustment, but are assessed after May 9. , 2022. Effective May 9, 2022, the minimum fine of $11,803 under the False Claims Act increased to $12,537 per claim. The maximum fine has been increased from $23,607 to $25,076 per claim.
The Hobart Hurricanes took revenge on defending champions Sydney Strikers by 44 points, in an effort led by an incredible shot from Matthew Wade. After losing the corresponding BBL shock earlier this week, the Hurricanes refused to give in on their momentum, with Wade set to complete a half-century with just 19 deliveries – the […]
There is some intriguing news emerging this weekend that could benefit Newcastle’s pursuit of Sven Botman. There are reports in France and Italy that AC Milan have been unable to reach an agreement on another Lille target in midfielder Renato Sanches. The following tweet roughly translates to: Negotiations are underway between PSG and Renato Sanches’ […]
Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, live stream, live blog, how to watch, scoreboard, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Siddle
The Strikers cruised to victory over a disappointing Stars side thanks to star displays from Jono Wells and Henry Thornton at the Adelaide Oval. The Melbourne Stars went 8-132 from their 20 overs in response to the Strikers 6-155, with Thornton taking 4-26 and Wells blasting 73. MATCH CENTRE: Strikers vs Stars teams, scoreboard, videos, […]