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The Federal False Claims Act: Civil War Statute, Present Day Penalties

April 01, 2021
In 1863, the Federal False Claims Act, sometimes called the Lincoln Law, was enacted to help fight fraud that was being committed against the Union army during the Civil War. Over 150 years later, this Act is arguably still the federal government’s most important enforcement tool--especially in light of its authorization of trillions of stimulus dollars in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week on CalCurrent, join civil litigator Amy Sorenson as she provides an overview of the Federal False Claims Act and highlights its continued importance today.

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