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Just When You Thought It Was Over: Eleventh Circuit Deepens Disagreement on FCA’s Tolling Provision

Posted in False Claims, Legal Developments
Recently, in United States ex rel. Hunt v. Cochise Consultancy Inc., the Eleventh Circuit widened a split in authority regarding the applicability of the tolling provision of the False Claims Act’s statute of limitations, holding that it is applicable to qui tam actions even when the government declines to intervene.  The court also found that… Continue Reading

Claims Practice Bulletin: What the Newly Interpreted “Non-Jurisdictional” CDA Statute of Limitations Means for Contractors

Posted in Claims
As we discussed during Crowell & Moring’s webinar last week Top Headlines, Headaches, and Developments for Government Contractors to Watch in 2015, the CDA’s six-year statute of limitations has been a hot topic for both contractor and Government claims over the past several years. Until recently, the case law at the Federal Circuit, the Boards,… Continue Reading

Applicable Statute of Limitations for CAS Violations Comes into Focus

Posted in Cost/Cost Accounting
The Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. §§ 7101-7109, sets forth certain prerequisites for the exercise of jurisdiction over claims. Among these prerequisites is a six-year statute of limitations, which is applicable to Government and contractor claims alike. With few exceptions, claims submitted more than six years after “accrual” are not valid and cognizable under the… Continue Reading