Chamber Asks High Court To Hear Fight Over FCA Changes

Law360, New York (April 1, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging the way prosecutors have interpreted the retroactive effective date of major changes to the False Claims Act, arguing that billions of dollars are on the line.

At issue is the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, sweeping changes to the FCA that increased the potential liability of government contractors such as defense companies and Medicare providers. Congress passed FERA in response to a 2008 Supreme Court ruling in...
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