Zachary Kitts is a founding partner at K&G Law Group, PLLC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of qui tam litigation under the federal False Claims Act and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, and other complex civil litigation matters.
An Introduction to Qui Tam Litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia–also known as the “Rocket Docket”
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia is known as the “Rocket Docket,” a title that Court has worn with pride for more than 40 years. The name originated with Albert V. Bryan, the Judge for whom the Alexandria Courthouse […]
Settlement of qui tam actions under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and the Federal False Claims Act present complex and unique legal legal issues. This post addesses just a few of the issues likely to arise.
In the course of blogging, from time to time people call or email me about various aspects of the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act as well as the Federal False Claims Act. When I do receive such questions, along with the […]
In Mario Puzo’s novel The Godfather, Don Corleone says something along the lines of, “One lawyer with his brief case can steal more than ten men with guns.” Today the Washington Post has an excellent front page story by Carrie Johnson […]
The Supreme Court today announced its opinion in Allison Engine Co., Inc., et al. v. United States ex rel Sanders, et al. Case No. 07-214. To read the opinion, click
The topic of today’s post is the recovery of mandatory attorney’s fees under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act in Virginia state court. I find it interesting how many attorneys simply do not pay attention to maximizing the fee recovery under fee shifting […]
Trouble on the Horizon: Fourth Circuit Affirms Judge Lee’s Dismissal of FCA case in United States ex rel. Godfrey v. KBR, Holds that Wrongful Terminations Claims under the FCA are Subject to Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts.
On Friday, May 17th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia’s dismissal of a lawsuit brought pursuant to the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq.) […]
Virginia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Recieves National Award; more than $650 million dollars recovered in FY 2007.
Virginia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit receives National Award and Recovers More than $650 million in one year! Yesterday, the Virginia Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) recieved the the “Inspector General’s State Medicaid […]
Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act case filings: The first “Notice of Declination” ever filed under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act
This will mark the third blog post in our occasional series dealing with filings under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act from across the Commonwealth. In previous posts, I shared the first complaint filed under the […]
While I am as big a fan of the D.C. Examiner as anyone–and I especially enjoy the work of William Flook, one of their staff writers–I cannot let the blather that was passed off as an editorial yesterday stand without comment. Of […]