September 1, 2009

Common Law Claims As Adjuncts to A False Claims Action

Thomson Reuters
Steven D. Gordon

When the Government files an action under the False Claims Act or intervenes in a qui tam FCA action filed by a whistleblower, it frequently adds common law claims. Most often, these are claims for payment by mistake and unjust enrichment. Because the focus of the action is the statutory FCA claim, these common law claims typically are treated as “tagalongs.” Despite the profusion of judicial decisions addressing the FCA, there are relatively few cases discussing these adjunct common law claims. This article reviews and analyzes these alternative claims for relief. To read the full article, please click on the link below:

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