Companies that receive payments from the government or fail to pay what is owed to the government may run afoul of expanded False Claims Act statutes that have been enacted in Texas and other states, write Odean Volker, Jeremy Kernodle and Nicole Somerville of the law firm Haynes and Boone. They offer five ways companies can lower their chances of being the subject of such suits, such as offering regular fraud-prevention training, establishing a strict compliance program, and creating a corporate culture that encourages potential whistle-blowers to address their concerns in-house.

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