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Types of Litigation

Government fraud takes many forms, but its result is the same—high cost to taxpayers and damage to the foundation on which our free society is built. It takes nothing short of heroic action to expose this kind of systemic fraud. And Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel is here to help. Following are the most common types of litigation against government fraud:

Medicare, Medicaid & TRICARE Fraud

The Government Accountability Office estimated that in 2010 at least 10 percent of all Medicare payments were fraudulent.
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Defense & Homeland Security Contract Fraud

Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel works with whistleblowers to protect taxpayers by exposing violations of the False Claims Act among defense and homeland security contractors.
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Education & Research Fraud

The False Claims Act has recovered millions of dollars from educational programs for recruiting unqualified students.
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Government Contractor & Procurement Fraud

The False Claims Act is an important weapon against government contractor and procurement fraud.
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SEC & CFTC Fraud

The Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower programs in the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that reward whistleblowers for info on violations of the law.
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Tax Fraud

The IRS Whistleblower Office provides compensation to individuals who provide info leading to the recovery of unpaid taxes due to tax fraud.
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What is Qui Tam?

Under the Federal False Claims Act (FCA), whistleblowers have the power to save taxpayers billions of dollars each year by taking a stand against fraud. The U.S. False Claims Act allows private citizens to file suits on the government’s behalf when the government has been defrauded through any federally funded contract or program. The qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act allow these citizens to recover damages. A number of states and the city of Chicago also have laws similar to the False Claims Act to protect against fraud.

WKPS Lawyers Block Boeing from Dismissing Workers’ Birth Defect Claims

June 11, 2024 An article published by Law360 highlights the work of Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel attorneys who secured a closely watched ruling on behalf of Boeing manufacturing plant employees seeking to hold the company accountable for birth injuries caused by exposure…

Three from Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel recognized by Super Lawyers Rising Stars

June 13, 2024 Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel is proud to announce that firm attorneys Chris Johnson, Caitlyn Silhan and Camille Hunt have been honored among the nation’s top lawyers under 40 by Thomson Reuters’ 2024 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.” Each year, Super Lawyers conducts a rigorous selection process designed to identify outstanding early and mid-career lawyers in each state. Attorneys practicing in more than 70 practice areas are selected based on peer nominations and a rigorous vetting process designed to recognize the top 2.5 percent of practicing lawyers under age 40 or who have been in practice fewer than 10 years.…

What are my chances?

That’s the first question everyone asks. The truth is it’s impossible to know. But we can tell you this. Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel has what it takes to fight against big corporate interests and win. That’s why we’ve taken more mesothelioma trials to verdict than any other firm. And that’s why we’ve recovered more than $1.3 billion for clients like you. Do you think you have a case? Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

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