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 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.
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]