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.

Qui Tam Practice in Virginia: Filing Under Seal in Virginia Circuit Courts

Qui tam cases under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act must be filed under seal. Given that the first case was not filed in Fairfax County until February of 2007, you should not assume that your particular Circuit Court has experience with the statute, and extra precaution should be taken. This posting contains the wisdom I gathered, such as it is, in filing under seal in the Circuit Court for Fairfax County.

The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act: One Year Anniversary

March 13, 2008 marked the one year anniversary of the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act’s certification under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.

LexisNexis and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) to publish new practice commentaries on the Federal False Claims Act

LexisNexis will soon be publishing updated Practice Commentaries for the Federal False Claims Act (31 U.S.C.S 3729 et seq). The Practice Commentaries are published as part of a joint project with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy(NITA), and are designed to assist practitioners without prior experience in technical areas of practice.

Qui Tam Practice Example: Documentation of a Qui Tam Claim is not to be taken lightly by potential relators

Potential qui tam relators under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act or the Federal False Claims Act should be aware of the risks inherent in blowing the whistle. The recent Virginia case of JDS Uniphase v. Jennings, 473 F.Supp.2d 697 (E.D.Va. 2007)makes it clear that there are risks involved.

Virginia Achieves A-minus Rating for Good Government

The Commonwealth of Virginia has never used the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act to hold construction companies accountable when they mismanage funds or fail to deliver promised results. The Federal False Claims Act has been used to hold contractors liable for failing to deliver as promised.

Qui Tam Resource Tip: the Project on Government Oversight

The Project on Government Oversight http://www.pogo.org maintains an excellent on-line database at http://www.contractormisconduct.org  which lists companies responsible for misconduct on federal contracts.  Some might find it incredible that the feds do not maintain a centralized federal database of contractor misconduct; the POGO database […]

Practice Examples: Fairfax County Budget Woes and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act

The Herndon-Monroe Park-and-ride garage in Fairfax County, Virgnia, is just one example of the type of fraud, waste, and abuse that should be pursued using the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, otherwise known as the Virginia False Claims Act.

The Blog of Legal Times on argument in Allison Engine Company v. United States ex rel Thacker

The Blog of the Legal Times has an excellent post on today’s arguments before the United States Supreme Court in the pivotal case of Allison Engine Company v. United States ex rel Thacker.  The article can be found at: http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/895477/26549968 Why is […]