Impacts Of Allison Engine On E-Rate Programs

Law360, New York (March 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- E-rate participants fending off allegations under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) may have earned a reprieve as a result of a significant Supreme Court whistleblower decision that narrows the scope of a government subcontractor’s liability under the act.

As discussed in more detail below, the court’s opinion raises the threshold for what the government and whistleblowers must prove in false claims cases when the allegedly false statement is attributable to a subcontractor rather than the primary government contractor.

The case is likely to be the subject...
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