Monthly Archives: May 2013

FCA Liability When Colleges and Universities Lie to Students

With rising costs of tuition at colleges and universities, more and more students across the country are relying on federal student loans.  College Board Advocacy and Policy Center reported that in 2011–2012 over ten million students took out federal loans … Continue reading

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A Guide to the False Claims Act: How Does the False Claims Act Provide Relief for Retaliation?

The False Claims Act (FCA) provides relief for employees, contractors, and agents who have been retaliated against for taking lawful acts in furtherance of an FCA action or for lawful efforts to stop an FCA violation

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Drug Manufacturer Agrees to Pay $350 Million to Settle Whistleblower FCA Suit

On May 13, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Ranbaxy USA, a subsidiary of an Indian drug manufacturer, will pay $350 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by manufacturing and distributing … Continue reading

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A Guide to the False Claims Act: Statute of Limitations and the Public Disclosure Bar

Two of the most commonly invoked bars to recovery by defendants in False Claims Act (FCA) cases are the Act’s statute of limitations and public disclosure bar. The FCA has a six-year statute of limitations, which means that any claims alleging violations of the FCA … Continue reading

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A Guide to the False Claims Act: Who Can be a Relator?

With a few exceptions, a relator (i.e., a whistleblower) can be anyone who has direct and independent knowledge of fraud against the government.  However, practically speaking, in order for a relator’s suit to be successful, a relator will need to have … Continue reading

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A Guide to the False Claims Act: Brief Overview

The False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733,  traces its origins all the way back to the Civil War.  Although the FCA has undergone revisions over the years since the Civil War, the 1986 amendments to the FCA have provided … Continue reading

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