Summer 2020 Course Schedule

False Claims in Healthcare Ind (LAW-719B1-E001)
Erica Kraus

Meets: 10:00 AM - 05:30 PM (FSa*)

Enrolled: 11 / Limit: 22

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This class meets for immersion class time (via Zoom) on Friday May 29 from 1:30-5:30 pm ET and Saturday May 30 from 10- 5 ET, including breaks. Three additional hours of class time will be held remotely in the form of two 1.5-hour review and enrichment sections to be scheduled on subsequent dates during the summer.


The civil False Claims Act was initially developed during the Civil War in response to war profiteering by military contractors who attempted to defraud the government. After many years and significant amendments along the way, the False Claims Act has become a very powerful fraud and enforcement tool for the government in its effort to combat fraud, waste, and abuse - especially in the health care and pharmaceutical industries. This course will review the elements of the False Claims Act and consider enforcement, compliance, defense strategies, and qui tam provisions with an emphasis on health care and pharmaceutical applications. The teaching strategies for this course will include readings, lecture, group discussions and mock hypothetical exercises.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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There is no textbook for this course. Reading materials are all available online at the links provided in the syllabus.

First Class Readings

Please complete the reading in advance of class. Reading assignments are provided in the draft syllabus.


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