False Claim -an assertion or statement that is untrue, especially overbilling

false claim:

1. An assertion or statement that is untrue, especially overbilling. [1]

False Claims Act:

1. A federal statute establishing civil and criminal penalties against persons who bill the government falsely, deliver less to the government than represented, or use a fake record to decrease an obligation to the government.  18 USCA §§ 286287; 31 USCA §§ 37293733.  *  The Act may be enforced either by the attorney general or by a private person in a qui tam action. — Abbr. FCA. — aka Lincoln Law. [1]

false claims against the government:

1. Claims presented against the government and also allegations, as in income tax returns, which cause pecuniary or property loss to the government.  Capone v United States (CA7 1II) 51 F2d 609, 76 ALR 1534, cert den 284 US 669, 76 L Ed 566, 52 S Ct 44.
    See false affidavit. [2]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931


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