False Claims Act

In Re: Chronos Sols.-The GAO Indicates That COVID Related Contract Changes Can be Material Changes

In Chronos Sols., LLC, the GAO determined its first COVID-19 case in September of 2020 where it sustained a protest because the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) did not consider, nor acknowledge, the significant changes occurring around the globe from the impact of COVID-19 that could materially affect the contract. HUD...
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United States ex rel CIMZNHCA LLC v. UCB Inc.- The Government Can Intervene by Way of Filing a Motion to Dismiss

Posted on January 7, 2021
The 7th Circuit set a new standard for the government dismissal of a whistleblower False Claims Act (“FCA”) case. This case involves a “qui tam” suit, which is brought under the FCA. In a qui tam suit, a person can be financially rewarded if he or she assists the government in recovering funds that...
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United States ex rel. Adams v. Dell Computer Corp.- Contractual Conditions Must be Material to the Government’s Decision to Pay

The plaintiff in this case alleges that Dell violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”) by knowingly selling a large number of computers to the United States government, which contain undisclosed security vulnerabilities. Dell moved to dismiss the case for failure to state a claim, which the court granted and dismissed the complaint. Although there...
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