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July 10, 2012

The federal False Claims Act (FCA), a Civil War era federal statute intended to penalize the submission of false claims to the United States, has traditionally been employed against participants in the most prominent federal programs, such as health care providers and federal contractors. In recent years, however, federal prosecutors and private whistleblowers utilizing the FCA’s powerful damages and penalty provisions (including treble damages, up to $11,000 per claim and attorneys fees) have recently turned their focus to banks, mortgage companies, educational providers and other lenders.

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April 5, 2012

In the aftermath of the recent financial crisis, federal prosecutors and private whistleblowers utilizing the FCA’s powerful damages and penalty provisions (including treble damages, up to $11,000 per claim and attorneys fees) have recently turned their focus to banks, mortgage companies and others in the financial industry.

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April 5, 2011

Since enactment of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (“DRA”), 36 states and theDistrict of Columbia have passed state false claims acts.

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November 10, 2010

On September 23, 2010, CMS issued its Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol (the “SRDP”) for the voluntary disclosure of actual or potential violations of the physician self-referral law (the “Stark Law”).

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April 16, 2010

On March 23, 2010 President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “PPACA”), and a week later the President signed a second law which amended the PPACA, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (the “Reconciliation Act”).

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