False Claims Act

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In 1863, Congress passed the False Claims Act ("FCA") to address problems associated with private contractors who had cheated the federal government throughout the Civil War. United States v. Allison Engine Co., 471 F.3d 610, 614 (6th Cir. 2006). Some...

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In 2006, Respondent Billy Joe Hunt worked for the Parsons Corporation (“Parsons”) in Iraq to fulfill Parson’s $60 million munitions clean-up contract with the Department of Defense. United States ex rel. Hunt v. Cochise Consultancy, Inc. at 1083–84....

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In February 1995, petitioners, Graham County and Cherokee County (collectively, the “Counties”), applied for federal assistance under the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (the "EWP Program"), a United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”)...

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The Rocky Flats weapons production facility, near Denver, Colorado, manufactured plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons from 1953 to 1988. Between 1975 and 1989, Petitioner Rockwell International operated the site for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE...

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In 2004, Respondent Daniel Kirk filed a complaint with the Department of Labor ("DOL") against his former employer, Petitioner Schindler Elevator Corporation (“Schindler”), alleging that Schindler had violated the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment...

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, State Farm Fire & Casualty Company (“State Farm”) participated in the National Flood Insurance Program’s “Write Your Own” Program. See United States ex rel. Rigsby v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company,...

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Eisenstein's Underlying Complaint

Irwin Eisenstein was an employee of the City of New York ("the City"), and during his employment he lived in both New Jersey and the City. See U.S. ex rel. Eisenstein v. City of New York, 2006 WL 846376, at *1 (S.D.N.Y...

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Yarushka Rivera (“Rivera”), the daughter of relators Carmen Correa and Julio Escobar (“Escobar”), was a member of MassHealth, Massachusetts’ Medicaid program, and in 2007 received mental health support at Arbour Counseling Services (“Arbour”), which...