The Civil False Claims Act

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 10:08pm EDT

Thomas Barletta & Paul Hurst, Steptoe and Johnson LLP

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October 29, 2013 -- This week on "Off The Shelf", host Roger Waldron interviews Thomas Barletta, partner, and Paul Hurst, Of Counsel, at Steptoe and Johnson, LLP.

They will discuss the Civil False Claims Act and what it means for government contractors and government as well.

The FCA dates back to the Civil War and was created to protect the federal government from fraud, by imposing liability for businesses that submit a false claim to the government or make a false statement to the government for the purpose of getting paid for services.

Barletta and Hurst will discuss the history of the statute, who determines whether a claim is fradulent, the penalties for contractors who are found guilty of defrauding the government, and the key features of a good compliance program.