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Regarding liability under the Federal False Claims Act and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act–its the “Sneaking Around” that gets you into trouble




The standards for liability under the FCA and the VFATA are quite different from under other causes of action. This blog post focuses on one of my personal favorite FCA opinions: 
Young-Montenay, Inc. v. United States, 15 F.3d 1040 (Fed. Cir. 1994).

If anyone were to assemble a case book of important decisions delineating the principles of the Federal False Claims Act, Young-Montenay would be at the very top of the list. Why? 
Because I do …

A refreshed look at the pleading standards for Complaints….and Affirmative Defenses

Everyone knows by now that the U.S. Supreme Court has recently spoken on the topic of the pleading standards of Fed. R. Civ. P. 8 and instituted a “plausibility” pleading standard in the case of Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, […]

Is UVa Allowing a Political Bias to Inhibit Cooperation with the Virginia Attorney General?

First, let me say that this is not a political blog.  This is a blog dealing with the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and with litigation under the Federal False Claims Act in Virginia Courts.  Let me also say that […]

Breaking News: The Dodd-Frank Conference Report on Amendments to the anti-retaliation provisions of the Federal False Claims Act

Last Friday evening, the

The June 2010 Issue of Virginia’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Newsletter

The latest 

Truly, there is nothing new under the sun….including the reasons UVa seeks to quash the Civil Investigative Demand issued by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli

Lest anyone think that the debate about Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s quash and/or set aside the CIDs in the Circuit Court for the County of Albemarle, Virginia.  This is shaping up to be an interesting fight, because this is the very first […]