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Last week, Marcia Madsen presented a paper to the ABA’s Tenth Annual Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement. In her paper and during her presentation, she asked whether makes sense to litigate the meaning of procurement statutes, regulations, and contracts in civil False Claims Act cases in the federal district courts when Congress has established separate specialized administrative and judicial forums—the Court of Federal Claims, the Federal Circuit, GAO, and boards of contract appeals—to provide expertise in the area of procurement law? Given the specialized forums’ expertise with procurement law, would it makes sense to give jurisdiction over civil FCA actions involving federal procurement to the Court of Federal Claims? These issues are addressed by Marcia Madsen and Michelle Litteken in the article linked here.

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