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Fraud and False Claims

Guide to United States v. Neifert-White Co., 390 U.S. 228 (1968)

Note - Pay attention to the footnotes

What is the procedural history?

What is the CCC and what does it do?

What was the alleged false claim?

What is the narrow issue on appeal?

What is the respondent's position?

Why was the Cohn case not a false claim?

Are there also criminal provisions?

How was the McNinch case distinguished?

When was the original act passed?

Why was it passed?

Is the act limited to claims against "wholly owned" government agencies and government itself?

What did the court decide was the scope of the False Claims Act?

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