On Demand CLE |
The False Claims Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in 1863. The statute has been amended multiple times but it is most well-known for its resource constraints and other considerations, often qui tam provisions, which allow private citizens to bring suit in the name of the government to recover dollars lost as a result of fraud. While the government may elect to intervene in an FCA case and run the litigation, resource constraints and other considerations often leave private counsel to pursue the case on their own. This one-hour CLE will provide a soup-to-nuts guide on litigating FCA cases. From determining when to take a case through case investigation, pleading considerations, motions practice, the use of experts, and readiness for trial. It will weave practical considerations into a narrative with the procedural and evidentiary rules. In an era where more and more solid FCA cases are being litigated without government intervention, this program provides essential guidance.