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How the Substantial Increase in False Claims Act Penalties Affects the Litigation Landscape


On June 30, 2016, DOJ, pursuant to Congressional mandate, published an interim final rule nearly doubling the penalty range for violations under the civil False Claims Act. In a "Feature Comment” published in The Government Contractor, C&M attorneys analyze the new rule, the implications of dramatically increased penalty amounts on False Claims Act litigation, and the likely effect on federal government contractors.

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