Published April 2006
by LexisNexis .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
The Seventh Edition of False Claims Act: Whistleblower Litigation is available for purchase from its publisher, James B. Helmer, Jr. Purchase of the text includes access to an electronic searchable pdf containing both the text and appendices. For more information on how to purchase the book, please contact us. The False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. §§ - was enacted in by a Congress concerned that suppliers of goods to the Union Army during the File Size: 76KB. The False Claims Act was enacted by Congress on March 2nd, (12 Stat. ). Commonly known as the “Lincoln Law” because of the history. During the Civil War people were defrauding the Union Army through dishonest business dealings (U.S.C. §§ - ). The FCA became a powerful tool because of a “Qui-Tam” provision that. (b) A local government filing an action under section (1) of the False Claims Act shall provide the Attorney General with a copy of the complaint on or about the date such complaint is filed. (c) Under no circumstances shall the state be bound by the act of a local government that files an action involving damages to the state.
The False Claims Act allows private parties to file qui tam actions alleging that defendants defrauded the federal government. 18 U.S.C. § , 18 U.S.C. § , 31 U.S.C. § et seq. If the suit succeeds, the private party may receive up to 30% of the government's award. 31 U.S.C. § While the False Claims Act imposes liability only when the claimant acts “knowingly,” it does not require that the person submitting the claim have actual knowledge that the claim is false. A person who acts in reckless disregard or File Size: 12KB. “Notwithstanding section of ti United States Code, the amount of the liability under that section in the case of a person who makes a false claim related to a contract with the Department of Defense shall be a civil penalty of $2,, an amount equal to three times the amount of the damages the Government sustains because of the act of the person, and costs . Virtually any person that receives, spends or uses federal money may be liable under The Civil False Claims Act. Private individuals, including employees can be whistleblowers on contractor fraud by bringing a qui tam lawsuit on behalf of the federal government - and receive up to 30% of any judgment or settlement.
He is the author of the book Civil False Claims and Qui Tam Actions (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 4th ed.), a comprehensive, two-volume treatise on the civil False Claims Act and qui tam enforcement at both the federal and state levels. This book, updated bi-annually, was published originally in , and the Fourth Edition was released in January The Federal False Claims Act and Government Contracts: The Intersection of Federal Government Contracts, Administration Law, and Civil Fraud This volume will serve as a desk book that will become a first stop for any inside, outside, government or relator’s counsel who faces issues at the intersection of the FCA and federal government. Federal False Claims Act and Qui Tam Litigation book and CD is a unique guide to this vital area. Unlike many treatises that focus solely on the plaintiff whistleblower or “relator,” this book provides detailed, comprehensive coverage of the interests of all the participants in qui tam cases—the relator, the defendant corporation, the federal and state governments, and the courts. Originally published in and extensively updated annually from to the current supplement to the Fourth Edition, the book Civil False Claims and Qui Tam Actions was the first comprehensive treatise on the Civil False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § § , and the Act's unique qui tam enforcement process.