Federal False Claims Act

Federal False Claims Act

An American federal law that makes the submission of a falsified bill to a federal agency, such as Medicare, illegal.
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The Department of Justice has confirmed that the complaint, which alleges violations of the federal False Claims Act and various state false claims acts, was the basis of its investigation initiated in January 2017.
District Court in the District of Columbia, accuses ConServe and other government contractors under the federal False Claims Act.
Under the federal False Claims Act, RGHS could be liable for a civil penalty, plus three times the amount owed.
Circuit Court of Appeals has reiterated that the pleading standard for a retaliation claim under the federal False Claims Act differs from the standard applicable in a suit alleging an actual false claim.
Federal False Claims Act violations arose when Capital Rail invoiced Metrorail owner, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which in turn sought disbursement of funds from a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan, administered by the U.S.
Having established a Witness Protection Agency to protect whistle blowers on corruption, we could consider amending the law to adopt America's Federal False Claims Act which permits persons with knowledge of fraud to file a lawsuit on behalf of the government against the person or business that committed the fraud.
This Note argues that the federal False Claims Act (FCA) is the best short-term option for curbing this kind of enrollment-reporting abuse.
Campos lawsuit seeks damages under the federal False Claims Act for allegedly presenting false and fraudulent claims when filing forms for Medicare and Medicaid payments with the federal government; misrepresenting contract violations and providing medically unnecessary services that favored out-of-state patients.
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.
Under the federal False Claims Act, the government can recover three times its damages plus civil penalties ranging from $5,500 to $11,000 for each false claim submitted by the defendants, authorities said.
A district court in Washington, DC, has held that alleging a laboratory's failure to independently verify the medical necessity of tests ordered by treating physicians is sufficient to survive a Rule 12(b) challenge to a federal False Claims Act claim.
The qui tam actions alleged claims under the federal False Claims Act and various state false claims statutes that Mylan underpaid its rebate allegations to the States.
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