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The Georgia Taxpayer Protection and False Claims Act

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On April 16, 2012, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 822, the Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act (TPFCA). Patterned after the federal False Claims Act (FCA), the TPFCA significantly expands the scope of liability for government contractors who do business with the State of Georgia and its political subdivisions.

While courts have yet to report a decision addressing the TPFCA, little doubt exists that the TPFCA will become a central consideration for government contractors in the coming years. This Article examines the evolution of the TPFCA, issues related to some of its more conspicuous provisions, and the TPFCA's prospective applications given the experience of other jurisdictions.

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