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Fourth Circuit holds contractor liable for false claims submitted to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq

  • Wiley Rein LLP
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  • Iraq, USA
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  • April 15 2009

On April 10, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an important decision regarding the application of the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. 3729, to contracts with the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), the temporary body established by the U.S. to govern Iraq following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003

US-Iraq SOFA and recent decisions highlight risks for US contractors supporting US efforts overseas

  • Venable LLP
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  • Iraq, USA
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  • March 31 2009

Companies performing contracts for the US Government in Iraq entered into those contracts with certain expectations about the risks they might face trying to perform in a hostile operational environment