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Preventing False Claims Act liability

Jaclyn Jaeger | May 16, 2017

Settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims continue to skyrocket, making it increasingly important for companies that do business with the government to know how to avoid liability or effectively defend any claims.

The False Claims Act (FCA) is the government’s primary civil remedy to redress false claims for government funds and property under government programs and contracts. It pertains to a broad range of industries—including healthcare, life sciences, defense, financial, transportation, food, agriculture, and many more. In fiscal year 2016, the Department of Justice obtained more than $4.7 billion from FCA cases—the third-highest annual recovery in FCA history.

Recent issues involving the FCA and what defense tactics to use in such cases took center stage during a panel last week at the Downtown Harvard... To get the full story, subscribe now.