Be Wary Of Implied Certifications Under State FCAs

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT) -- Most government contractors that do business with the federal government are familiar with the False Claims Act and the risks associated with it. But companies with public contracts with state governments face increasing potential liability under the growing catalog of state false claims acts, and those risks are further heightened by possible liability for implied false certifications.

Numerous states have adopted false claims acts in response to changes in federal Medicaid law, and 35 states plus the District of Columbia now have some form of a...
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