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.
CBO likes the False Claims Act! Why? Because it's a law that actually works.
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.
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.
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SEC whistleblower awards for Fiscal Year 2014 top $35 million, continuing a trend in increased antifraud law enforcement since the program’s inception in 2011. Nine whistleblowers received awards, an increase from four awards in FY2013, which totaled approximately $15 million. The office awarded more than $30 million to one whistleblower, its largest-ever whistleblower award, and for the first time, the office used its authority under the Dodd-Frank Act to bring enforcement action against a company for retaliation against a whistleblower.
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Trinity Industries guardrail case is set to be the largest recovery in an unjoined False Claims Act case to date.
Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) says False Claims Act recoveries for Fiscal Year 2014 top $5 billion, continuing a trend in increased antifraud law enforcement going back for more than six years.
“More people know about the False Claims Act than ever before,” noted Patrick Burns, Co-Executive Director of TAFEF. “And as a consequence we are continually finding new fraud arenas.”
Patrick Burns, Co-Executive Director of Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, joined TAFEF members Steve Sheller (Sheller P.C.) and Joseph Trautwein (Trautwein & Associates) on The American Law Journal to discuss "An American Hustle: Big Corporations Behaving Badly". Video is embedded.