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Civil False Claims Require New Materiality Standard
March 07, 2018
ABA Litigation News


Civil False Claims Require New Materiality Standard | Section of Litigation | Section of Litigation / Litigation News

False claim relators are now required to prove materiality in all cases, according to one federal circuit court. In a landmark ruling, a federal court of appeals incorporated for the first time the materiality standard from "false certification" cases into a "factual falsity" case under the False Claim Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729–3733.

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