FCA Suits: A Growing Concern In Trade Compliance

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT) -- Since 1986, more than $20 billion has been reportedly recovered as a result of lawsuits under the False Claims Act and related state statutes aimed at combating fraud against the government. Such claims are often brought as qui tam lawsuits, which permit private parties to file suits on behalf of — and to retain a portion of any monies determined to be owed to — the government.

Although FCA recoveries historically have been attributable in large part to cases involving allegations of fraud in connection with...
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