Zachary Kitts

Zachary Kitts

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.

Proof that one Medicare provider with a laptop can steal more than ten men with guns

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 […]

Breaking News: U.S. Supreme Court announces its decision in Allison Engine case

    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

Recovering Mandatory Attorney’s Fees under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act

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 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 […]

Rebuttal to D.C. Examiner’s so-called “Editorial” of May 6, 2008

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 […]

The Utility of Private Law Enforcement: Academic Support from the University of Chicago

THE UTILITY OF PRIVATE LAW ENFORCEMENT — EVIDENCE FROM THE WORLD OF ACADEMIA An article published by two professors at the University of Chicago should be of some interest to readers of this blog.  See, Blowing the Whistle: Which External Controls Best […]

A Brief History of Qui Tam Litigation Under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act

One of my stated purposes in starting this blog was to create interest in the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and in qui tam practice in general. In order for statutes such as the Federal False Claims Act and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act to achieve their goals, it is necessary to build a public-private