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.

Legal Issues for Exactech Mount With 40K More Recalls and False-Claims Act Suit

January 26, 2023 Exatech Inc. has expanded its hip recall to include another 40,000 components that may be defective following an earlier recall of nearly 250,000 knee, hip, and ankle replacements over the past year because of problems with polyethylene liners. These recalls…

Waters & Kraus founders named to 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list

December 1, 2022 Waters & Kraus LLP is proud to announce that law firm partners C. Andrew Waters and Peter A. Kraus once again have been named to the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list. The prestigious list recognizes both Waters and Kraus as among the top 5% of Texas attorneys in their practice areas for personal Injury litigation and product liability litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. About Super Lawyers® Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters rating publication that annually conducts a rigorous review process to name outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas. The selection process involves peer input and third-party validation…

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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