Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, The False Claims Act Legal Center (TAF) was established in 1986. It is a nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to combating fraud against the Federal Government through the promotion and use of the federal False Claims Act and its qui tam provisions.
TAF’s mission is both activist and educational. TAF serves to:
- Educate the general public, the legal community, government officials, the media, and other interested groups about the False Claims Act and its qui tam provisions;
- Contribute to understanding of the Act’s nature, workings, and critical importance to the public interest;
- Defend against any attempts to repeal or weaken the Act;
- Facilitate meritorious qui tam suits;
- Advance public and government support for qui tam;
- Document the public policy value and the intellectual and legal foundation of the Act, and its qui tam provisions.
Furthermore, TAF publishes the False Claims Act and Qui Tam Quarterly Review which provides an overview of case decisions, settlements, and other developments under the Act. TAF maintains a comprehensive FCA library, open to the public by appointment. Moreover, TAF has established an information network to assist counsel in their efforts to provide effective representation to qui tam plaintiffs. TAF also holds regular conferences for relators’ counsel, and publishes reports about various aspects of the FCA.