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The Lawyer’s Corner: The Blog for the Qui Tam Attorney

Our blog contains summaries of recent, significant, False Claims Act court rulings.

D.C. District Court Applies First-to-File Rule

  In United States ex rel. Shea v. Verizon Business Network Servs., No. 1:09-cv-1050 (GK), 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 163525 (D.D.C. Nov. 15, 2012) (Kessler, J.), the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held that the first-to-file rule in the False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 et seq., barred an action...

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Deciding Whether to File a Qui Tam Suit

Robert L. Vogel I. The “Qui Tam” Provisions of the False Claims Act. The False Claims Act, a civil statute, is often said to be the government’s primary tool for recovering monies lost as the result of fraud against the government. See S. Rep. No. 345, 99th Cong., 2d Sess. At 2 (1986), reprinted in...

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The SAIC Case: A New Approach To False Claims Act Damages

Abigail Graber and Robert Vogel  In the case of United States v. Science Applications International Corporation, 626 F.3d 1257 (D.C. Cir. 2010) (“SAIC”), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an important and broad-ranging decision interpreting the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq. The United States...

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Liability Under the False Claims Act for Retained Overpayments: New Horizons

Shelley R. Slade1 In the Fraud Enforcement & Recovery Act of 2009 (FERA),2 Congress expanded the reach of the liability provisions of the federal False Claims Act (FCA)3 so that they now cover a health care provider’s “knowing” and “improper” retention of overpayments regardless of whether the provider makes a false statement to conceal the...

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