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March 3, 2015 False Claims Act Legal News

Alabama District Court Weighs Relator Confidentiality Against Rights of the Public

When it comes to False Claims Act lawsuits, there are a number of confidentiality protections in place that are not generally required in a typical civil lawsuit. For instance, relators are required to file their lawsuit under seal and keep the details of the claims confidential until the defendant has […]
January 13, 2015 False Claims Act Legal News

Courageous FIFA Whistleblower Takes on Massive World Cup Bidding Fraud

In a departure from our typical reports of domestic false claims and fraud, today’s post discusses the ongoing battle between courageous whistleblower Phaedra Almajid and her bid to expose massive fraud in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup soccer games. The games, which are governed by […]
December 15, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

DOJ Announces Record $5.69 Billion Recovered Under the False Claims Act in Fiscal Year 2014

In a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice, a record $5.69 billion was recovered under the False Claims Act in fiscal year 2014. This is the highest amount ever recorded and includes all settlements and verdicts across all industries. The vast majority of these recoveries involved financial or healthcare […]
November 20, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

CA District Court Reiterates Need for Strong Evidence in Whistleblower Lawsuits in Serco Judgment

We have covered the False Claims Act evidentiary standard from a number of different angles. At the pleadings phase of these cases, there is a near 50/50 split between the circuit courts as to the specificity of alleged fraud necessary to overcome a motion to dismiss under Federal Rule of […]
November 17, 2014 False Claims Act Legal News

Benefits of U.S. False Claims Act Explored at Historic Canadian Charbonneau Commission

The United States False Claims Act has proven successful in recovering tens of billions of dollars in fraud, waste, and intentional deceit. As the False Claims Act gains increasing domestic notoriety, other nations are showing a growing interest in this sort of incentivizing, anti-fraud program. Our Northern neighbor Canada recently […]
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