Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act

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 VFATA, along with the first […]

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

An Open Letter to Bob McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli (as well as all other Potential 2009 Candidates for Attorney General of Virginia)

Ken Cuccinelli, who has announced his intention to run for Attorney General of the Commonwealth next year, would do well to focus on the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act.

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.

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 […]