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January 6, 2022 - Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Litigation Center Blog

Top False Claims Act Developments

This week’s top False Claims Act (FCA) developments include: the first court of appeals decision squarely holding that monetary awards in declined qui tam cases qualify as fines imposed by the United States for purposes of the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause; DOJ’s dual criminal and civil pursuit of companies that allegedly defrauded American servicemembers; and a settlement highlighting DOJ’s broad net with respect to opioid-related enforcement efforts.

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