When the U.S. government is at war, which arguably has been the case since 2002, the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act kicks in. It was first passed in 1942 and allows the statute of limitations to be tolled until the fog of war has ostensibly cleared. Just how the law applies to the False Claims Act is up for review by the Supreme Court. Our panel of experts discusses these issues as well as how penalties should be counted in false claims cases, implied certification, and voluntary disclosure to the government.
What are the implications of recent decisions applying the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act to False Claims Act cases, and the Supreme Court’s decision to review Carter v. Halliburton?
Originally published in California Lawyer on August 7, 2014.
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