Oklahoma Attorney General announced a settlement in the opioid litigation with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family. This is a significant step in the effort of the governmental entities to address the opioid epidemic.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected this term to resolve conflicting opinions in False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblower litigation regarding whether an extended statute of limitations should apply to cases in which the government declines to intervene.

The SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower recently announced that it awarded $168 million to 13 whistleblowers in 2018 — that is more than half of the total $326 million awarded to whistleblowers since the program was created in 2010 under the Dodd-Frank Act.