Practice and Procedure Under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act by Zachary Kitts.

K&G Law Group partner Zachary Kitts has republished his practice guide on the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act (Virginia Code § 8.01-216.1 et seq.)

Zach is widely recognized as a leading expert on the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and on the topic of state false claims litigation in general.  He was the first lawyer to successfully prosecute a non-intervened, non-health care qui tam lawsuit under the VFATA.  That case, Commonwealth of Virginia ex rel. Nisar Siddiqui v. Navy Federal Credit Union, et al., 2007 WL 5916957 (Fairfax County Circuit Court, 2007) led then-Attorney General Bob McDonnell  to invite Zach to prepare a seminar for the Virginia Office of the Attorney General as well as for qui tam lawyers in private practice.  The seminar took place in Richmond, Virginia in October of 2008, with nearly 100 lawyers attending.

Mr. Kitts has brought a number of other ground-breaking cases under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, including Commonwealth of Virginia ex. rel., FX Analytics v. Bank of New York Mellon Corp., et al., Case No. CL2009-15377 (Circuit Court for Fairfax County).

The manual prepared for that seminar has now been republished,  and includes a new appendix containing sample pleadings and other documents from actual VFATA cases.

The ebook is available from for $19.99, or interested readers can obtain a free copy by subscribing to the blog and sending Zach an email to confirm the subscription.

If you think you might have non-public, first-hand information about fraud or false claims made to the Commonwealth of Virginia, you can click here to see if we might interested in discussing your matter with you.