“False Claims Act Whistleblowers in the Year 2011: Perils, Pitfalls, and Profits,” an article written by Claire Schenk and Scott Lane, was published in the March 2011 issue of Contract Management Magazine. Contract Management is a monthly, full-color magazine published by the National Contract Management Association and is directed to contract management, acquisition and procurement professionals in both government and industry. It has a circulation of over 21,000.
The article stated that the risk of being challenged by a “whistleblower” under the False Claims Act has grown considerably over the past year. Almost every recent federal reform law has expanded some provision of the False Claims Act. As a result it is important that frontline contracting professionals understand what false claims are, what the qui tam (“whistleblower”) provisions mean, how liability has been recently expanded, and what signals initiate an internal investigation.
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