Beware Of The False Claims Act

Law360, New York (June 6, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT) -- Pursuant to the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (CDA), every claim on a federal construction project that is in excess of $100,000 must be certified. The reasoning behind this policy is simple: the government wants to discourage the submission of questionable and/or inflated claims. As such, for each claim in excess of the threshold amount, a contractor must append the following language to its claim:

I certify that the claim is made in good faith; that the supporting data are accurate and complete to the best...
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