False Claims Act Practice in Virginia

Trouble on the Horizon: Fourth Circuit Affirms Judge Lee’s Dismissal of FCA case in United States ex rel. Godfrey v. KBR, Holds that Wrongful Terminations Claims under the FCA are Subject to Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts.

     On Friday, May 17th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia’s dismissal of a lawsuit brought pursuant to the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq.) […]

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.