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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 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 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.

National Whistleblower Appreciation Day 2021

July 30, 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…

2021’s Texas Rising Stars Announcement

June 30, 2021 Waters & Kraus, LLP is proud to announce that Dallas attorneys Caitlyn Silhan, Christopher Johnson, Sam Iola, and Patrick Wigle have all once again been selected for inclusion on the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Star list. The lawyer rating service is an honor reserved for lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice and strive to perform outstandingly for plaintiffs every year. The variety of practice areas they excelled in include civil litigation, products liability, and general personal injury. To be nominated for the designation, an attorney must be 40 years old or younger and have practiced law for 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 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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