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Wisconsin taxpayers have lost millions since the 2015 repeal of the Wisconsin FCA

Wisconsin taxpayers have missed out on over $11 million in Medicaid fraud settlements since the Wisconsin legislature and Gov. Scott Walker repealed the Wisconsin False Claims Act in 2015, reports the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Wisconsin is the only state to have repealed its FCA, despite Gov. Walker's anti-government-waste platform. More

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Why the False Claims Act Should be Read Broadly: Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland's Dissent in U.S. ex rel. Totten v. Bombardier Corp.

In U.S. ex rel. Totten v. Bombardier Corp., 380 F.3d 488 (D.C. Cir. 2004), Merrick Garland, president Obama's Supreme Court nominee, delivered a powerful dissent arguing that 31 U.S.C. 3729(a)(2) (now Section (a)(1)(B)) of the False Claims Act does not require a person to present a false claim directly to the Government; rather, liability should attach if a person made a false claim in order to get paid by the Government, whether the claim was presented to the Government or not (this construction of Section 3729(a)(2) was validated four years later by a unanimous Supreme Court in Allison Engine Co., Inc. v. U.S. ex rel. Sanders)More

Proposed Legislation Impacts False Claims Act

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Fraud, waste, and abuse have become a significant problem not just for taxpayers, but for employees, fair-dealing businesses, and patients. Since January 2009, the Justice Department has recovered more than $19 billion through False Claims Act cases, with more than $13.4 billion of that amount recovered in cases involving fraud against federal health care programs, and with additional legislation designed to prevent, deter, and punish fraud, additional sums could be recovered. More

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