George Breen and Daniel Fundakowski, attorneys based in the firm's Washington, DC, office, cowrote "Survey of Key False Claims Act Developments in 2013" for the AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute.

Following is an excerpt:

The False Claims Act ("FCA") is the government's principal weapon for combating fraud involving federal funds. It applies to any project or program that receives federal funding and imposes civil liability on any person or entity who submits or causes to be submitted a false or fraudulent claim for payment to the United States government. Under the FCA, whistleblowers (known as "relators") may bring FCA claims on behalf of the government (known as "qui tam actions") and receive a varying percentage of any recovery, depending on whether the government elects to intervene in the lawsuit.

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