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Ninth Circuit decision makes it harder to bring a Federal False Claims Act case

Posted in False Claims Act
On March 24, 2011 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made it more difficult to bring a complaint claiming a violation of the Federal False Claims Act (FCA). The Court held that FCA complaints must not only “state with particularity the circumstances constituting fraud or mistake” (under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b)), but must… Continue Reading

New California appellate case expands applicability of False Claims Act

Posted in False Claims Act
A California appellate case published in late February expands the applicability of the California False Claims Act to contractors which submit applications for payment while failing to comply with material contract terms. (SF Unified School District ex rel. Contreras v. Laidlaw Transit, Inc. (February 26, 2010) Cal. App. 2010 LEXIS 249.)  The Laidlaw case provides powerful support… Continue Reading