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The Top FCA Developments of 2021

February 25, 2022

2021 was another busy year in False Claims Act enforcement and litigation. Significant decisions were issued across the circuits, spanning government dismissal authority, materiality, scienter, Rule 9(b) pleading standards, the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause, and more. The year also saw proposed amendments introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley aimed at strengthening the statute and overruling certain case law developments, as well as a renewed and confirmed focus on COVID-19 funding fraud enforcement and the launch of a new cybersecurity fraud initiative. These highlights are among the important developments discussed by C&M attorneys in a “Feature Comment” published in The Government Contractor.

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