Could You Be The "Beneficiary" Of The "Inadvertent" Submission Of A False Claim?

more+
less-

Are you a parent corporation with a subsidiary that does business with a state or local government? Are you a manufacturer or supplier whose products end up down the distribution chain with a state or local government? If so, you could be the "beneficiary" of a false claim and could be liable for penalties and treble damages.

Since the 1986 amendments to the federal False Claims Act ("FCA"), 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq., added a qui tam provision, an increasing number of states have enacted similar FCA statutes. Currently, twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have general and/or health care FCA statutes with qui tam provisions, and another six have FCA statutes without qui tam provisions. California led the way in 1987, and in doing so departed from the federal FCA to include a unique provision that makes liable a person who...

Please see full alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

more+
less-

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×
Loading...
×
×