The False Act (FCA) is a statute allowing citizens to sue in the name of the government to recover monies owed because of fraud or “false claims.” FCA cases are filed under seal and not initially served on the Defendants; this gives government lawyers an opportunity to investigate the claims and determine whether to intervene and thus take responsibility for the action. In recent years there has been an expansive use of the statute and in many cases the government is leaving it to private counsel to pursue claims that are viable and substantial.
This seminar will address the following:
- Investigating and preparing a case on the assumption it will be litigated
- Pleadings issues that are germane to FCA cases
- Addressing issues of materiality and presentment
- Discovery and evidentiary concerns
- The non-intervened government as a partner
To register or for more information visit https://www.nacle.com/CLE/Courses/Litigating-False-Claims-Act-Cases-1990