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FCA Materiality May Return To High Court

Law360 (March 13, 2018, 3:14 PM EDT) -- In Escobar,[1] the U.S. Supreme Court held that a defendant could be found liable under the False Claims Act for submitting impliedly false claims for payment. Under the implied certification theory of liability, a claim for payment can be false if it is based on an implied representation that the individual or company who submitted the claim is in compliance with all applicable statutes, regulations, or government contract provisions, when in fact the individual/company is not in compliance. In ratifying this theory, however, the Supreme Court...
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