Practices


Bollinger Shipyards settles False Claims Act allegations for $8.5 million

January 8, 2016 - In December, the Department of Justice announced that Bollinger Shipyards has agreed to an $8.5-million settlement with the United States in order to resolve a False Claims Action. Read More


457 hospitals settle False Claims Act allegations for more than $250 million

December 29, 2015 - Seventy settlements were reached amounting to more than $250 million, which also makes this lawsuit one of the most significant recoveries to date. The Department of Justice alleged that... Read More


Whistleblower uncovers national security threat

December 23, 2015 - Mr. Percival filed a whistleblower complaint in 2011 alleging USIS violated the False Claims Act; USIS settled with the Justice Department for $30 million Read More


Beasley Allen secures $30 million whistleblower settlement in USIS national security case

December 18, 2015 - Lawyers battle to keep whistleblower case alive, ultimately reaching settlement of allegations that private contractor U.S. Investigation Services (USIS) violated the False Claims Act. Read More


Whistleblowers recover $2.9 billion for United States in 2015

December 16, 2015 - The Department of Justice recently announced that in Fiscal Year 2015 it collected more than $3.5 billion in settlements involving fraud and false claims against the government. Cases... Read More


Factors used to determine the Whistleblower Award under the FCA

December 8, 2015 - Section 3730(d)(1) of the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. §§3729-33, provides that when the Government has intervened in a FCA lawsuit, the qui tam relator shall receive at least 15... Read More


FCA penalties to be increased; government’s negotiation tool becomes more powerful

December 1, 2015 - The Bipartisan Budget Act will increase the civil penalties imposed under the False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA permits the government to collect civil penalties from those who violate the... Read More


Office of the Whistleblower 2015 Annual Report shows progress in whistleblower rewards, protections

November 25, 2015 - This past week the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of the Whistleblower (OWB) released its 2015 annual report. This report listed the payouts for whistleblowers,... Read More


Whistleblower protection provided by the retaliation provision of the False Claims Act

November 17, 2015 - The False Claims Act (FCA) permits private individuals, called whistleblowers, to bring suit on behalf of the government when the government is being defrauded. The FCA provides monetary... Read More


Novartis kickback program potentially violated the False Claims Act

November 10, 2015 - In October 2015, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. announced a $390 million settlement to end alleged violations of the federal False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA lawsuit alleged that Novartis... Read More


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