Category Archives: False Claims Act

Justice Department Recovers over $3.5 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2015

Healthcare, mortgage, and government contract fraud dominated fiscal year 2015 recoveries. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Department of Justice has exceeded $3.5 billion in recovery. Continue reading Justice Department Recovers over $3.5 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2015

Report Details $2.3B in 2014 Health Fraud Recovery

A recent Law360 article noted that federal prosecutors in 2014 netted more than $2 billion from fraud investigations in healthcare and life sciences. Whistleblower suits are on the rise, and the government recovered $1.9 billion more in 2014 than in 2013 in False Claims Act, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback Statute violations. Continue reading Report Details $2.3B in 2014 Health Fraud Recovery

False Statements in Federal Grant Applications Present a Risk of Significant Financial Exposure to Grant Recipients

Two federal appellate courts have upheld awards of damages under the civil False Claims Act (FCA) (31 U.S.C. 3729) equal to three times the total amount of money paid under federal grants (US ex rel Longhi v US); US ex rel Feldman v van Gorp).
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Insight into the Department of Justice False Claims Act GFY 2012 Settlement

In October the Department of Justice released its FY 2012 data on civil FCA settlements. The data shows a surprising uptick in civil FCA settlements from prior years. In Government Fiscal Year (GFY) 2012, civil FCA settlements totaled $4.9 billion, which represented an overall increase of 62 percent from GFY 2011.  Continue reading Insight into the Department of Justice False Claims Act GFY 2012 Settlement