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False Claims Act (FCA)

United States v. Georgia Gulf Corp.

The Fifth Circuit held that an individual failed to state a claim under the reverse FCA in its qui tam action against a chemical manufacturer. In a reverse false claims suit, the defendant's action does not result in improper payment by...

Pfingston v. Ronan Eng'g Co.

The court affirms a district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of a transit authority that was sued in a qui tam action under the False Claims Act (FCA) by an employee of one of its subcontractors, but vacates the...

United States v. Rockwell Int'l Corp.

The court affirms in part and remands in part a district court decision in a suit brought under the False Claims Act (FCA) by an individual and joined in by the U.S. government concerning pollution, environmental law violations, and...

M/G Transp. Servs., Inc. v. Water Quality Ins. Syndicate

The court upholds the dismissal of a transporter company's claim that its insurer breached its duty under a marine insurance policy to defend and indemnify the company in a qui tam action brought under the False Claims Act (FCA...

United States ex rel. Pickens v. GLR Constructors, Inc.

The court holds that litigation costs should not be awarded to a construction company that prevailed at trial in a False Claims Act (FCA) suit brought by an individual who alleged that the company and several of its subcontractors...

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources v. United States ex rel. Stevens

The U.S. Supreme Court holds that a private individual has standing to bring suit in federal court on behalf of the United States under the False Claims Act (FCA), but that the FCA does not subject a state or state agency to liability...

United States v. Domestic Indus., Inc.

The court holds that a company that allegedly sold the United States a lesser grade oil than required under contract specifications and then charged it for the higher grade oil is liable under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act...

United States v. Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

The court holds that states are "persons" within the meaning of the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. §3729(a), and, thus, are subject to suits under the Act. An employee of the state environmental agency brought this qui tam...