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False Claims Act Penalties: A Complete Guide

The False Claims Act requires a penalty for each each violation. The FCA penalty amount also increases with inflation each year. Currently, False Claims Act penalties range as high as $25,076...

2022 False Claims Act Penalties

In May, the Government updated the Civil False Claims Act penaltiesto account for inflation.  Now, for violations occurring after May 9, 2022, civil False Claims Act penalties will range from...

SBA Reaches Record Settlement in Procurement Fraud Case

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington announced a record settlement in a Small Business Association or SBA procurement fraud case.  TriMark USA, LLC agreed to...

Military Appreciation Month: Acknowledging The Hard Work and Dedication of America’s Military

May is Military Appreciation Month.  We acknowledge the hard work and dedication of America’s military. In addition, we recognize the military’s part in the creation of the False Claims Act....

Pandemic Relief Fraud: The Virus May Be Fading, But Prosecutions Are Not

Last June, we outlined how the government’s huge economic relief package in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (“the Pandemic”) had predictably led to a surge in fraud and an uptick...

Court (Mis)Interprets EKRA to Allow Commission Payments to Marketers

Recently a Hawaii district court concluded that EKRA does not apply to marketers.  That interpretation is contrary to the core statutory text and purpose of the statute.  Hopefully this opinion,...

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