False Claims Act Statute of Limitations

Understanding the applicable federal False Claims Act statute of limitations can often get the case dismissed if not adhered to by the government. As for any case, facts drive the outcome of any limitations dispute.  The is regulation puts the burden of the federal government to act. Common examples related to… Read more »

Government Procurement Fraud Defense to False Claims Act

Government procurement fraud litigation has escalated over the past few years due to the increased government oversight. A particular target of federal procurement law is the federal False Claims Act. 28 USC 2514. To prevail under section 2514, the government must “establish by clear and convincing evidence that the contractor knew… Read more »

What is the False Claims Act 31 USC 3729?

The Federal False Claims Act, 31 USC 3729 avoids fraudulent activity against the federal government.  Investigations or adverse actions can arise for several reasons. The most common is when an employee blows the whistle and alleges wrongdoing and some level of criminal activity. There are ways to prevent these ocurences…. Read more »

Federal False Claims Act Penalties

The Department of Justice obtained more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the fiscal year 2016 ending Sept. 30. See announcement here. Depending on the facts of your case, Federal False Claims Act penalties under 31 USC… Read more »

False Claims Act Liability for Subcontractors

On the issue of False Claims Act liability, there are varying opinions about prime and liability for subcontractors. The bottom line is that both prime contractors and independent contractors can be liable under the Federal False Claims Act.  The DOJ and various agency IG offices have increased the level of… Read more »

Ten Commandments to Avoid Contractor Suspension and Debarment

When it comes to suspension and debarment from government contracts, companies should follow the basic ten commandments to reduce an adverse decision when responding to a proposed suspension debarment notice. Show That Your Company is a Responsible Government Contractor When responding to contractor debarment and suspension notices, the critical point… Read more »