Qui Tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur, meaning “[he] who sues in this matter for the king as well as for himself.”

Important update for TAA enforcement for all government contractors

Under direction from GSA’s Central Office, the Southwest Supply and Acquisition Center (SSAC) has issued a revised TAA letter to contractors reversing the deadlines and threatened contract cancellation from its previous letter. The new, more reasonable approach requests that contractors conduct an internal review on all products and then delete non-compliant items and correct any […]

Buy American Act, False Claims Act, Qui Tam, Regulatory Compliance Bureau, Trade Agreements Act (TAA)

Legal and regulatory statutes that impact federal procurement and government contractors alike.

From the outside, it may appear that selling to the Government is overly complex for the return. We couldn’t disagree more. The Government is looking for you, more federal contractors providing value to the government means that tax payers, procurement officers and purchasing programs are successful. Versiqui offers one service, Regulatory Compliance. We lead the […]

False Claims Act, Qui Tam, Regulatory Compliance Bureau

Government contractor regulatory compliance and certifications for common procurement fraud violations.

The United States spends Billions through schedule solicitations. The overwhelming majority of this contracted procurement is done via contracts or schedules with privately owned businesses in the United States and around the world. Federal contractor fraud remains one of the most active areas of False Claims Act (FCA) litigation (both civil & criminal) under the […]

False Claims Act, Qui Tam

A brief overview of what you can expect in a Qui Tam case (From a contractors point of view)

How does all of this affect you? Federal acquisition and procurement contractors are chartered and agree through contracts to have a process for providing trade compliant products and services. Here is an example of what to expect if you have non compliant products.     STEP 1: A Whistleblower reports an infraction by filing a […]

News & Opinions, Qui Tam, Regulatory Compliance Bureau

DaVita Healthcare Partners — FCA Settlement

In October 2014, DOJ announced that DaVita Healthcare Partners, one of the largest dialysis providers in the United States, had agreed to pay $350 million to resolve FCA allegations that it paid kickbacks to induce referrals to its clinics. Among other allegations, the government asserted that DaVita entered into joint ventures with physicians, either by […]

False Claims Act, False Claims Act Settlements, Healthcare Fraud, Qui Tam

Device Maker Settles For $8 Million For Allegedly Selling Products Manufactured in Malaysia

An interesting False Claims Act issue cropped up in a recent $8 million settlement involving U.K.-based medical device manufacturer Smith & Nephew. The company allegedly violated the U.S. Federal Trade Agreement Act (TAA) by selling orthopedic devices to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs that were manufactured in Malaysia, a country that has not executed a […]

Healthcare Fraud, News & Opinions, Qui Tam

JPMorgan Chase to Pay $614 Million

JPMorgan Chase to Pay $614 Million for Submitting False Claims for FHA-insured and VA-guaranteed Mortgage Loans The Department of Justice today announced that JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) will pay $614 million for violating the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting non-compliant mortgage loans submitted for insurance coverage and guarantees by the Department of Housing […]

News & Opinions, Qui Tam

Boeing Pays $23 Million

Boeing Pays $23 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations The Boeing Company paid $23 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims for labor charges on maintenance contracts with the U.S. Air Force for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft, the Justice Department announced today.  Boeing, an aerospace and defense industry giant, is headquartered in […]

News & Opinions, Qui Tam

Hospital System Agrees to Pay the Government $85 Million

Florida Hospital System Agrees to Pay the Government $85 Million to Settle Allegations of Improper Financial Relationships with Referring Physicians Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing Inc. (Halifax), a hospital system based in the Daytona Beach, Fla., area, have agreed to pay $85 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act […]

Healthcare Fraud, News & Opinions, Qui Tam