BLOOMBERG BNA WEBINAR EVENT: False Claims Act Statutes: A Trap for the Unwary
Thursday, May 16, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Since 2009, the federal government has recovered over $13 billion from False Claims Act litigation, which amounts to more than one-third of the total recoveries under the Act from 1986 to the present. The defendants in these cases are not all in the business of defense contracting or healthcare. More recently, financial institutions and component parts suppliers have found themselves defending allegations of false claims, even when they have not directly submitted any claims for payment to the government or even a government contractor.
It is important that litigators defending corporations are aware of the recent wave of litigation and of the fact that the government’s increased focus on particular industries has appeared to affect the types of claims brought by plaintiffs. If corporations are in direct or indirect receipt of government funds for any reason, they face the risk of litigation under the False Claims Act. Educating one’s clients about the risks of False Claims Act litigation, as well as how to limit those risks, can be pivotal to protecting their interests.
- Learn how False Claims Act suits are expanding quickly beyond the traditional defense contractor/healthcare industries.
- Understand how government focus on particular industries is correlated with suits brought under the False Claims Act.
- Learn how it is becoming easier for plaintiffs alleging violations of the False Claims Act to make it past the motion to dismiss phase.
- Find out about better compliance mechanisms that may help to reduce the threat of False Claims Act litigation.
Who would benefit most from attending the program?
Practitioners representing corporate clients in any industry would benefit from attending this program, as it is becoming increasingly likely that corporations will deal with government funds, and any party that receives such funds, even indirectly, can be liable under the False Claims Act.
Program Level: Basic
Credit Available: This program’s CLE-credit eligibility varies by state.