DOJ Damages: From $0 to $232M With No Evidence Of Harm?

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT) -- The False Claims Act has long been a high-stakes tool for government to both deter fraud among government contractors and to repair damages to the public treasury caused by such fraud. A new damages argument by the U.S. Department of Justice is poised to dramatically raise those stakes: The DOJ claims that in fraudulent inducement False Claims Act cases, every payment made under the fraudulently induced agreement constitutes actual damages, even when the government has not lost any money as a result of the fraud.   ...
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