False Claims Act


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False Claims Act

(FCA) (fawls klāmz akt)
U.S. federal legislation that prohibits anyone from knowingly presenting a false or fraudulent claim to the U.S. government for payment. The act defines "knowingly" as either having actual knowledge that information is false or acting with reckless disregard of the truth or falsity of information.
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In all False Claims Act cases, however, the plaintiff is the United States of America, through the relator, even though relators are sometimes referred to as a co-plaintiff.
On April 1, 2010, the United States sued KBR for damages claiming that KBR had violated the False Claims Act by billing under LOGCAP III, which is KBR's logistics support contract with the Army.
Department of Justice, where he gained significant experience prosecuting cases under the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Anti-Kickback Act and leading nationwide investigations of health care providers and other government contractors.
Young, partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson, was part of a team that obtained the dismissal of the last in a long-running series of False Claims Acts (FCA) actions claims against Allstate Insurance Co.
The resultant order is a reminder of the do's and don'ts of protecting privilege in a False Claims Act case, notions that are useful even to companies not subject to False Claims Act actions.
The Department's policy strikes me as completely at odds with the legislative intent behind the False Claims Act," Grassley wrote.
Department of Justice (DOJ) and now represented whistleblowers under the False Claims Act, a Civil War-era fraud law that allows whistleblowers to sue companies defrauding the federal government and to receive a share of whatever funds the government recovers as a result of the lawsuit.
So, Congress amended the False Claims Act to bar any whistleblower from bringing a claim if the government knows about the fraud.
The False Claims Act (FCA) continues to pose unique liability risks for healthcare providers and companies conducting business with the US Government.
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 27, 2017-Celgene reaches civil settlement to resolve US False Claims Act litigation
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