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November 16, 2021

7 Due Diligence Issues to Avoid False Claims Act Lawsuits

Nelson Mullins partners Jennifer Malinovsky and Ed White join Alice Harris, an attorney with Nexsen Pruet, to go over the key compliance areas to look for in due diligence. 

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Merritt G. Abney

Merritt G. Abney

Partner

Liberty Center
151 Meeting Street
Suite 600
Charleston, SC 29401
merritt.abney@nelsonmullins.com

Merritt practices in the area of complex commercial litigation, including business disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, and disputes involving financial institutions, real property, and real estate development.  He has broad experience with jury and non–jury trials, arbitration, and has argued numerous cases in state and federal appellate courts.

Merritt practices in the area of complex commercial litigation, including business disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, and disputes involving financial institutions, real property, and real estate development.  He has broad experience with jury and non–jury trials, arbitration, and has argued numerous cases in state and federal appellate courts.

Merritt G. Abney

Merritt practices in the area of complex commercial litigation, including business disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, and disputes involving financial institutions, real property, and real estate development.  He has broad experience with jury and non–jury trials, arbitration, and has argued numerous cases in state and federal appellate courts.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Defended a major oil company in a multi–week trial against fraud and unfair trade practices claims.
  • Represented a major chemical company in connection with beach of a supply contract.
  • Defended a major financial institution at trial against consumers alleging claims for breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Defended a national hotel franchisor in litigation with franchisees over breach of contract and equitable claims.  
  • Defended a homeowner’s association in a class action trial against homeowners alleging breach of fiduciary duty and other claims.
  • Represented developers in connection with claims by homeowners and homeowner’s associations related to development of planned communities.  
  • Represented partners and joint venturers in partnership and venture disputes.
  • Represented landlords and tenants in commercial lease disputes.
  • Represented lenders in commercial judicial foreclosure proceedings and in actions to recover on secured and unsecured commercial notes and guaranties.
  • Represented hospitals in lawsuits and arbitration proceedings against physicians and medical practices.
  • Represented businesses in commercial contract disputes.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, JD (2003)
    • Named to the Order of the Coif
  • Davidson College, BA, English, cum laude, with high honors
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • South Carolina

Practice Areas

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  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association
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