Houston Business Journal Guest Article: Are You Afraid of the False Claims Act? You Should Be

08/15/2013


The False Claims Act (FCA) is a federal statute traditionally used to prosecute government contractors and health care providers for defrauding the government.

But it is being expanded far beyond these traditional areas to cover any company that receives government funds or fails to pay an amount the government is owed.

Dozens of states, including Texas, now have expansive FCA statutes of their own. We are entering a new era of FCA enforcement, and companies ignore it at their peril.

Excerpted from the Houston Business Journal, August 15, 2013. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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