Qui Tam practice in Virginia

October 27, 2008 Marks the Anniversary of the Rebirth of the Federal False Claims Act

    It was 22 years ago today that President Reagan signed into law the 1986 Amendments to the Federal False Claims Act.  For all intents and purposes, the 1986 amendments breathed new life into what had otherwise become a stale and lifeless statute.  […]

New Opinion from the Eastern District of Virginia regarding the False Claims Act’s anti-retaliation provisions

The U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a ruling this week interpreting the anti-retaliation provisions of 3730(h).  The case is  Mann v. Heckler & Koch Defense, Inc., 1:08cv0611 (Cacheris, J.)  You can read the opinion

Taxpayers Against Fraud Announces the Agenda for its Eighth Annual Conference in September

This week Taxpayers Against Fraud announced the agenda for their Eighth Annual Conference, set to take place from September 7-10 at the Marriott at Metro Center here in Washington, D.C.Among the many highlights, Michael T. Judge, the Deputy Director of Virginia’s award-winning […]

Breaking News: Virginia Office of the Attorney General to host Continuing Legal Education Seminar on the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act

Virginia Qui Tam Law.com is pleased to announce that the Virginia Office of the Attorney General will be sponsoring a Continuing Legal Education Seminar on the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act on October 3, 2008, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.The meeting is open […]

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Ranks in Top Five District Courts for Qui Tam Filings

I had heard it said before that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ranked in the top five districts for qui tam filings, but I now have located the proof. The statistic comes from this 

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 […]

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 […]