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False Claims Act Law Lawyers In Vineyard Haven Massachusetts

Vineyard Haven is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,048 at the 2000 census. Known by the original Wampanoag inhabitants as Nobnocket, this area was first referred to by the colonial settlers as Homes Hole; "Homes" from a Wampanoag term for "old man," and "Hole" meaning a sheltered inlet. By the 1800s it was more commonly spelled Holmes Hole after the descendants of John Holmes (1730–1812) who had settled in the village during the second half of the eighteenth century. In 1871 the village officially changed its name to Vineyard Haven. Though the name Vineyard Haven technically refers only to one section of the town of Tisbury, the names are used interchangeably, with Vineyard Haven now being a commonly used title for the whole town. Vineyard Haven is the main port of entry to Martha's Vineyard, and one of the three main population centers. The Steamship Authority wharf is located in Vineyard Haven, at which ferries arrive and depart year-round. (A second, seasonal wharf is located in neighboring Oak Bluffs. ) Although the year-round population is only about 2,000 people, its population increases tremendously in the summer, as most houses on the Vineyard are owned by summer residents.

What is false claims act law?

The False Claims Act ("FCA") allows a private individual with knowledge of past or present fraud on the federal government to sue on behalf of the government to recover compensatory damages, civil penalties, and triple damages. The FCA has become an important tool for uncovering fraud and abuse of government programs. The FCA compensates the private whistleblower, known as the relator, if his or her efforts are successful in helping the government recover fraudulently obtained government funds.

The FCA contains an ancient legal device called the "qui tam" provision which is shorthand for the Latin phrase:

qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur
he who brings a case on behalf of our lord the King, as well as for himself

The False Claims Act allows a private individual with knowledge of past or present fraud on the federal government to sue on the government’s behalf to recover compensatory damages, civil penalties, and triple damages.

Answers to false claims act law issues in Massachusetts

A False Claims Act violation occurs when a person or entity deceives the Federal Government to improperly obtain...

Assuming you have a case, after assessing the fraud and conceptualizing it in terms the government can relate to,...

If you believe you have discovered fraud at your workplace, you should try to assess the magnitude of the fraud and...

If the qui tam action is “based upon” the public disclosure it may be not be allowed to be brought. Public...

Before you raise concerns about the alleged fraud with the employer, it is important to talk with your qui tam...

The likelihood of winning your qui tam case depends on a number of factors that are different for every case. The...

Filing a qui tam suit can put the relator at significant personal and professional discomfort. There are several...

The law provides that whoever falsely marks a product with either a patent number, the words "patent" or "patent...

The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 made significant changes to the Informants Reward Program under the False...

Health care fraud is a type of white-collar crime that involves the filing of dishonest health care claims in order...