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Another One Bites The Dust – False Claims Act Complaint Based On The Trade Agreements Act Is Dismissed With Prejudice For Relator’s Failure To Allege Fraud With Particularity

Opportunistic relators have made a cottage industry of filing claims under the False Claims Act (FCA) alleging that contractors are violating the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) by misrepresenting the country of origin of products being sold to the government. Many of these relators are not company insiders and, as a result, lack detailed information regarding … Continue Reading

The Ninth Circuit Overrules Decades of Precedent To Make It Easier For Relators To Qualify As An “Original Source”

A relator bringing an action under the civil False Claims Act (FCA) is required to be an “original source” of the allegations.  31 U.S.C. § 3730(e)(4).  To qualify as an original source under the statute, the relator must (1) have “direct and independent knowledge” of the information giving rise to the claims and (2) “provide[] … Continue Reading
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