Think the Government’s Claim Against You Is Time-Barred? Not So Fast!

May 09, 2013

When a company understands that the United States Government may have a claim against it, the company’s directors and officers are usually very aware of the applicable statute of limitations and the passage of time. When the relevant time period has passed without an action being filed, they may be inclined to indulge in a round of self-congratulation. Unfortunately, such celebration may be premature. Under significant pressure to bring more cases against alleged wrongdoers, the Government is increasingly relying on a 1948 statute, the Wartime Suspensions of Limitations Act (“WSLA”), to revive claims that would otherwise be time-barred.

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