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Government Issues Preliminary Report on Coronavirus Relief Fraud

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

On September 1, 2020, the Congressional Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released a preliminary analysis of potential waste, fraud and abuse issues in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was implemented as part of the massive Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Under the PPP Program, the federal government provided more… Read More »

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Ryon McCabe speaks at Qui Tam Seminars

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Firm partner Ryon McCabe was recently invited as a guest speaker at two seminars on Qui Tam Whistleblower cases. In December 2019, the Federal Bar Association in Orlando hosted a seminar titled, “What is a Qui Tam?” How the False Claims Act impacts your practice.” The seminar featured a defense lawyer, a whistleblower lawyer… Read More »

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Jury Trials in the Covid-19 Pandemic

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Jury trials in Florida have been suspended since March 16, 2020, and as of early August, the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of abating. At a virtual meeting of the Florida Bar Board of Governors on July 17, in fact, Chief Justice Charles Canady indicated that it is “unrealistic” that jury trials will resume… Read More »

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Global Survey Finds the Suppression of Whistleblowers is the Most Important Fraud-Related Factor Aiding the Spread of COVID-19

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

A recently published global survey finds that COVID-19 related fraud substantially reduced the delivery of healthcare services worldwide during the month of April 2020. NEMEXIS, an international, anti-fraud consulting firm in Berlin, Germany, conducted the survey. The firm surveyed 512 respondents, 92% of whom were anti-fraud professionals from 58 countries, representing 76% of the… Read More »

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Please Support Those in Need During the Pandemic: Palm Beach County Nonprofits

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

The Coronavirus Pandemic has affected the residents of Palm Beach County in so many ways. One thing that is universal about the pandemic, however, is that we all can help those who are struggling. In Palm Beach County, many nonprofit entities are offering critical human services and pet and animal services to assist our… Read More »

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Does a Force Majeure Provision Excuse Performance of a Contract Due to COVID-19?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

This blog is a follow-up to our previous blog: Is Covid-19 an “Act of God” Excusing Performance of a Contract? Many contracts contain an obscure provision that allows for non-performance of the contract due to circumstances beyond the parties’ control. These provisions are typically called “force majeure” provisions, and they are often overlooked or… Read More »

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Is Covid-19 an “Act of God” Excusing Performance of a Contract?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Florida courts have long recognized that “acts of God” may provide a legal justification for nonperformance of a contract. What constitutes an “act of God,” however, evades precise definition. The Florida Supreme Court has described an “act of God” for purposes of a contract as follows: An act of God, such as will excuse… Read More »

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Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Led to Substantial Losses in Your Investment Accounts? What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself Against Further Losses

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

The coronavirus pandemic has jeopardized the health and lives of millions of people across the world and it is difficult to predict when we will resume our traditional way of life. The pandemic also likely has affected the bottom line in your investment and retirement accounts — and not for the better. What many… Read More »

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CARES Act Fraud – the Paycheck Protection Program

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020, also known as the CARES Act. In total, the CARES Act will provide approximately $2 trillion in economic aid in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID19). This is the largest economic aid package in the history of the… Read More »

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What is a Qui Tam Seal?

By McCabe Rabin, P.A. |

Cases filed under the False Claims Act, also known as qui tam cases, are filed under seal. When a case is filed under seal, this means the Court enters an order that requires the Clerk of Court to keep the case secret. Unlike most court records, which are open to the public, a sealed… Read More »

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