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How Does the False Claims Act Work?

How Does the False Claims Act Work?

Last year, whistleblowers led the way to over $1.6 billion in False Claims Act recoveries, continuing a long legacy of ordinary citizens fighting for what’s right since the United States’ first qui tam whistleblower law was passed in 1778. But how do whistleblower laws work, and why do they matter? Fraud on the government takes many forms, but its result is the same—high cost to...

New Legislation Proposed to “Beef Up” the False Claims Act

New Legislation Proposed to “Beef Up” the False Claims Act

The world’s first whistleblower law was enacted by the Continental Congress on July 30, 1778, after two jailed men alleged the commander-in-chief of the Navy was corrupt. When government contract fraud became widespread during the Civil War, Congress passed the False Claims Act (FCA) on March 2, 1863, to encourage people to come forward with information on corrupt contractors. Congress then...

Do Cash-for-Whistleblower Programs Really Work?

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Do Cash-for-Whistleblower Programs Really Work?

Exchanging cash for information has been done for a long time. Only on July 30, 1778, however, did the practice become protected by law. The Continental Congress enacted the world’s first whistleblower law on that date in response to the pleas of two men jailed for alleging the commander-in-chief of the Continental Navy was corrupt.

The History of Whistleblower Protection...

Private Equity Firm and Co-Defendants to Pay $25 Million to Resolve Whistleblower’s Medicaid Fraud Claims in Qui Tam Settlement

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Private Equity Firm and Co-Defendants to Pay $25 Million to Resolve Whistleblower’s Medicaid Fraud Claims in Qui Tam Settlement

Whistleblower to receive maximum award for contributions to the case alleging mental health provider chain billed Medicaid for services provided by unqualified and unsupervised providers

BOSTON –  Private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, LLC and its subsidiary, H.I.G. Growth Partners, LLC (“H.I.G.”), together with Peter J. Scanlon and Kevin P. Sheehan, have  agreed to pay $25 million...

The False Claims Act: 7 Fast Facts

False Claims Act

The False Claims Act: 7 Fast Facts

Our nation’s primary whistleblower law, the False Claims Act allows individuals to file qui tam lawsuits on behalf of the government — and it recovers billions of taxpayer dollars every year. But how much do you really know about the FCA?

7 Fast False Claims Act Facts

Our Whistleblower Law is Over 150 Years Old. The United States’ first qui tam whistleblower law was passed...

National Whistleblower Appreciation Day 2021

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National Whistleblower Appreciation Day 2021

Transparency has long been seen as an essential virtue in democracies like our own. Where there is openness, there is accountability and trust. But in the instances when companies and various entities within our nation have failed to operate under the sincerity of the law, honest individuals have bravely stepped up to guarantee justice. That is why three years ago, the U.S. Senate unanimously...

Fighting Fraud Against the Government on Behalf of Tax Payers

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Fighting Fraud Against the Government on Behalf of Tax Payers

Whistleblowers serve U.S. taxpayers by exposing fraud against the government. Legal protections and incentives encourage them to come forward and report fraud, recovering American tax dollars. 

The law empowers, incentivizes, and protects whistleblowers to expose fraud committed against the government. We represent whistleblowers and partner with the government to recover damages from...

Your Guide to Reporting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Fraud

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Your Guide to Reporting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Fraud

The Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, has been a crucial lifeline that provided forgivable loans for small businesses scraping by during the pandemic as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Specifically, it was meant to cover the cost of employee paychecks that would keep them employed, which also eased the burden on business owners who likely were...

Nursing Home Operator to Pay $11 Mil Resolving Rehab Fraud Claims by Waters & Kraus Client and Others

Nursing Home Operator to Pay $11 Mil Resolving Rehab Fraud Claims by Waters & Kraus Client and Others

SavaSeniorCare agrees to settle whistleblower claims alleging the company bilked Medicare for medically unnecessary rehab therapy and substandard skilled nursing services.

TENNESSEE – One of the largest nursing home chains in the U.S., SavaSeniorCare LLC (Sava) and related entities, has agreed to pay $11.2 million to resolve a long-running case alleging the...

What Are Qui Tam Whistleblower Laws?

Qui Tam Whistleblower Laws

What Are Qui Tam Whistleblower Laws?

In the United States, ordinary people can file lawsuits targeting fraud committed at federal taxpayers’ expense. It’s a centuries-old American tradition dating to 1778. Today’s whistleblowers operate under the provisions of the False Claims Act, enacted in 1863 and considered to be one of the most effective tools of the federal government to combat fraud. 

From 1986 to 2020, the...

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