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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LeClairRyan attorneys have announced in a webinar on contracting that legal and regulatory changes related to the False Claims Act stand to lower liability risk for government contractors in US aviation, the firm said.
The False Claims Act lawsuit alleges, among other things, that Arriva, with the oversight and approval of Alere, offered "free upgrades" of glucometers to Medicare beneficiaries.
Center for Excellence, the Tenth Circuit drew additional lines around the False Claims Act's anti-retaliation provision when it dismissed a claim because the alleged retaliation occurred after the employee had already been terminated.
Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia filed a civil complaint alleging False Claims Act violations by Universal Concrete and former Quality Control Manager Andrew Nolan.
Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri intervened last April in a portion of the case "which alleges that between 2013 and 2015, the defendants violated the False Claims Act by submitting, or causing to be submitted, false claims for payment of compounded pain cream prescriptions for Medicaid beneficiaries."
The original lawsuit in this case was filed in November 2008 by James Hannum under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. Under the act, private citizens can bring suit on behalf of the government and the government can intervene, as was done in this case.
Since 2011, when the Justice Department began its mortgage lending crackdown, nearly two dozen lenders have settled cases brought under the federal False Claims Act. The fallout has meant that mortgage lenders are staying away from FHA lending, fearing that errors will cost them millions, said Laurie Goodman, co-director at the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute of Washington, which researches economic and social policy.
The False Claims Act (FCA) continues to pose unique liability risks for healthcare providers and companies conducting business with the US Government.
Celgene, a United States-based biotechnology company, has reached a civil settlement with Relator Brown, the Department of Justice, 28 States, the District of Columbia, and the City of Chicago to resolve the previously disclosed False Claims Act litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, it was reported yesterday.
M2 PHARMA-July 27, 2017-Celgene reaches civil settlement to resolve US False Claims Act litigation
The False Claims Act requires complaints to be kept under seal for 60 days.
In the context of the False Claims Act (FCA), the ...