This page is part four of a series where Tony Munter interviewed Jason Marcus, a False Claims Act attorney in Georgia who handles state and federal cases. Here, Jason Marcus speaks on the environment for federal false claims cases in Georgia. Click here for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Tony Munter is NOT licensed in the jurisdiction of Georgia.
Jason: The Middle District of Georgia I only have good things to say. The US attorney from the Middle District brought in a gentleman by the name of Chuck Byrd and told him we want to make this a place where people want to file false claims act cases and he has done exactly that.
They have done a tremendous job. And Mr. Byrd has completely changed the attitude of the circuit and of the office and he’s recently brought in two or three new AUSAs to help him. So it’s a small office, but it can be small because it’s not as big an area as Atlanta. It includes Columbus and some of the smaller towns, but they have had some major settlements with hospitals and they’re not afraid to litigate at all. They will intervene in your case and they will take it to trial.
So you’re always helping people and you’re always doing good and I feel like I’m doing my part as an American citizen, which is exciting because not a lot of people get to feel that unless you join the military. And while I certainly won’t compare myself to serving in the military, it’s nice to do a little something for the country.