Two attorneys and whistleblower discussing False Claims Act complaint.

Common False Claims Act Whistleblower Mistakes

Under the False Claims Act, which is one of the country’s most protective whistleblower laws, people can receive financial rewards for reporting specific types of fraud perpetuated against the federal government. The following types of fraud are covered under the act:  Colluding to collect money from the federal government for fraudulent claims, Purposely failing to […]

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Attorney and anonymous false claims act whistleblower.

Can a False Claims Act Whistleblower Remain Anonymous?

The main concern of most people who consider “blowing the whistle” on wrongdoing is confidentiality. Potential whistleblowers want to report fraud, but they also fear that doing the right thing may have negative unintended consequences. These are valid concerns, as those who defraud the federal government are usually quite capable of retaliating against employees who […]

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Attorney discussing false claims act case with whistleblower.

False Claims Act: Do I Have a Case?

The False Claims Act (“FCA”) is a law that imposes liability on people who defraud the federal government. In order to encourage people to report such fraud, the FCA provides financial incentives to reporters, who are also known as “whistleblowers.” Specifically, a whistleblower may be entitled to up 30% of all proceeds recovered in an […]

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Business man violating the False Claims Act.

What Is the False Claims Act?

Private individuals can file a lawsuit for violations of the False Claims Act (“FCA”) on behalf of the U.S. government. If successful, an individual who files a lawsuit under the FCA, also known as a whistleblower, is entitled to up to 30% of the proceeds while receiving protection against retaliation. But what is the FCA? […]

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Fomer Countrywide Exec awarded $57.6 million in whistelblower case involving mortgage fraud. One of the largest awards ever

Edward O’Donnell, a former executive at mortgage lender Countrywide Financial, is set to collect a cool $57.6 million from Bank of America (BAC), for his role in exposing fraudulent activity at the firm. A  federal grand jury ruled that Countrywide Financial, which is now owned by Bank of America, had defrauded government-backed firms Fannie Mae and Freddie […]

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Lawyer answering a whistleblower's FCA questions.

Answers to Common FCA Whistleblower Questions

The False Claims Act (“FCA”) is a federal law that imposes liability on those who defraud the federal government. The FCA is the federal government’s primary legal method of combating fraud against the government. A person who files a lawsuit under the FCA, also known as a whistleblower, may be entitled to up 30% of […]

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Compounding pharmacy Patient Care America and private equity firm to pay $21.36 million to settle False Claims Act suit involving kickbacks

Compounding pharmacy Diabetic Care Rx LLC, d/b/a Patient Care America (PCA)and private equity firm Riordan, Lewis & Haden Inc. (RLH) will pay approximately $21.36 to settle lawsuits alleging they  violated the False Claims Act through their involvement in a kickback scheme to generate referrals of prescriptions for expensive pain creams, scar creams, and vitamins, regardless […]

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Data analytics shows that Chinese companies misclassifying goods to evade US customs tariffs

GateHouse Media data analysts say Chinese importers are misclassifying of products to the US by changing product codes to avoid the higher tariffs. In particular, the analysis reveals nearly a dozen Chinese imports — including woven fabrics, furniture mounts and lamps are being misclassified. The findings correspond with the information provided during interviews with at […]

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Lincare durable medical equipment provider pays $5.25 to settle False Claims Act case

Lincare, Inc., has paid $5.25 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute by offering illegal price reductions to Medicare beneficiaries, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced today. Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, Lincare is one of the nation’s largest providers of oxygen and other respiratory therapy services […]

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