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The latest news on what’s happening in the world of the False Claims Act and the IRS, SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs.  

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| Patrick Burns

A new study by Andrew C. Call  (Arizona State) Gerald S. Martin (American University), Nathan Y. Sharp (Texas A&M), and Jaron H. Wilde (U. of Iowa), concludes that whistleblower cases result in a great deal more money being returned to the  U.S. Treasury  than non-whistleblower cases. 

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| Anonymous (not verified)

An exellent article by Dennis J. Ventry in the Villanova Law Review makes the positive case for adding taxes to state whistleblower incentive laws designed to ferret out fraud:

State FCA | taxes
| Anonymous (not verified)

In a bi-partisan opinion editorial in POLITICO Magazine, former and current Senate Finance Committee Chairmen Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) take a punch at the dysfunctional mess that has been the IRS whistleblower program

IRS | Grassley, Wyden
| Anonymous (not verified)

In addition to the federal False Claims Act, 29 states and the District of Columbia have enacted their own false claims act legislation in order to incentivize integrity and help bring fraudsters to justice.

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| Nicholas Feeney

October 2014:

FCA | false claims act
| Nicholas Feeney

Full applause to the joint effort of Behn Wyetzner and Morgan Verkamp as District Judge Manish Shah rejected a bid by Northrop Grumman to dismiss a whistleblower-initiated lawsuit on Thursday.

FCA | Northrop, Behn Wyetzner, Morgan Verkamp
| Anonymous (not verified)

CBO likes the False Claims Act!  Why?  Because it's a law that actually works.

FCA | CBO, Congressional Budget Office
| Anonymous (not verified)

A whistleblower-initiated False Claims Act lawsuit which triggered a federal investigation into the financial transactions of renal care company DaVita Healthcare Partners, has resulted in DaVita paying $400 million to settle civil charges involving massive kickbacks paid to doctors in the form of real estate transactions.

FCA | DaVita, renal care, kickbacks
| Nicholas Feeney

The TAF Education Fund has filed an amicus curiae brief in the case of  Kellogg Brown & Root Servs., Inc. v. U.S. ex rel. Carter. The brief supports the Respondent, relator Benjamin Carter, and argues for affirmance of the Fourth Circuit’s ruling that qui tam actions are only barred under the first-to-file rule while a prior, related qui tam suit is still pending.

FCA | supreme court, Cleveland Lawrence, first to file
| Anonymous (not verified)

The fraud-related stories we're reading today.

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