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Vax Rule’s ‘Gray’ Areas May Help Contractors Beat Fraud Claims

Bloomberg Law

Attorneys who try to shield federal contractor clients from fraud suits have many questions about how the White House’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate is going to be enforced and what it takes to evade False Claims Act liability.


In the meantime, transparency with the government will be key to mitigating risk, said Stephanie M. Harden of Blank Rome LLP in Washington.

“Contractors will want to be able to demonstrate that they shared in writing any obstacles they faced to achieving full compliance with their contracting officer, so that there can be no question as to whether the government was misled regarding their compliance,” she said.

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“Vax Rule’s ‘Gray’ Areas May Help Contractors Beat Fraud Claims,” by Daniel Seiden was published in Bloomberg Law on October 20, 2021.