• Fifth Circuit Holds Potential Environmental Penalty is not an “Obligation” Under the False Claims Act
  • March 15, 2017 | Author: Christopher G. Foster
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq., (FCA) was enacted in 1863 in response to Congressional concern that suppliers of goods to the Union Army during the Civil War were defrauding the government. The FCA imposes liability on anyone who knowingly submits a false claim to the government or causes another to submit a false claim to the government or knowingly makes a false record or statement to get a false claim paid by the government.