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Double Dippers or Bureaucracy Busters? False Claims Act Suits by Government Employees

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Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law


This Article begins with a brief description of the False Claims Act and its 1986 amendments. The Article then describes the Act's jurisdictional provisions, which classify potential plaintiffs. Next, the Article discusses judicial and congressional responses to the 1986 amendments and how they relate to FCA suits filed by government employees. Finally, the Article evaluates the benefits and drawbacks of permitting government workers to file FCA suits and proposes a framework for permitting such actions in certain circumstances.