Tag Archives: False Claims Act

Reed Smith’s Government Contracts Weekly Rundown

Here is a rundown of last week’s top developments related to government contracts to get you back on track and ready for Monday. 1. 6TH CIRCUIT REVERSES $657M FCA JUDGMENT Last week, the Sixth Circuit found that the government failed to adequately prove damages against United Technologies Corp and reversed the $657 million judgment against … Continue Reading

The FCA and the TAA: Sounds like an Alphabet Soup BUT All the More Reason to Ensure You Provide End Products Under Government Contracts from Designated Countries

This post was written by Andrew C. Bernasconi. As many government contractors are aware, the Trade Agreements Act (“TAA”) and its implementing regulations generally provide that the government may only acquire end products made in the United States or other “designated countries.” Government contracts frequently incorporate TAA regulations and require contractors to certify that products sold … Continue Reading

Expanded Scrutiny of Financial Institutions and Mortgage Lenders Through Expansive Use of the False Claims Act

This post was written by Wendy Schwartz and Andrew Bernasconi. The Justice Department has once again taken aggressive action against financial institutions and mortgage lenders – this time through a False Claims Act action that seeks more than 1.1 billion dollars in damages. On Tuesday, the government filed a complaint against mortgage lender MortgageIT and … Continue Reading

Finally, Some Good News For FCA Defendants

This post was written by Andrew C. Bernasconi and Nathan R. Fennessy. After Congress and the courts have spent the past few years making it easier for private citizens acting in the name of the government (also known as “qui tam relators”) and the government to maintain False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases, and eliminating many of … Continue Reading