Judge Affirms 3-Year Limit For Federal False Claims Acts Against D.C.

06/06/11 – A Washington federal court ruled that the statute of limitations for bringing a federal False Claims Act against Washington D.C. is three years.  While in 2010 Congress decided on a three-year deadline for bringing a Federal False Claim, an earlier version of the Act did not have a timeframe.  The case in question was brought in 2002.  The court noted that in the absence of a statute of limitation in the federal law, courts borrowed from the most appropriate state law, which in this case was the D.C. False Claims Act.    

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