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False Claims Act

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. 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...