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The Top 5 Cases Decided Under the False Claims Act

It is not uncommon for a whistleblower case to result in a settlement or order valued in the millions of dollars. In this article, we focus on cases with ten-figure settlements, including some approaching the billion-dollar mark.  Interestingly, the majority of companies that were affected by these expensive settlements arising from the False Claims Act [...]

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Specificity Requirements Under False Claims Act

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court engaged the U.S. Solicitor General to provide additional information and background about the pleading requirements contained within the False Claims Act. The Court is particularly interested in the level of factual background necessary in a whistleblower’s initial Complaint in order for the case to continue. As you may [...]

Department of Justice Joins Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Pinnacle Bank

We are proud to announce the Department of Justice has decided to intervene in one of our whistleblower cases recently filed against Pinnacle Bank. The facts of U.S. ex rel. Hospitality Management, Inc. v. Pinnacle Bank, which originates in Wyoming, reveal a systematic protocol of fraud and misrepresentation with regard to the funding of “504 [...]

False Claim Cases Beyond the False Claims Act

We regularly report about cases involving false claims for reimbursement under the False Claims Act. But did you know there are several other statutes providing for whistleblower causes of action? The following article explores some other areas of fraud, including tax, securities and commodities trading fraud. Each of these statutes allows for qui tam plaintiffs [...]

More Details Emerge in Trial Against Bank of America

As we reported earlier last week, the trial has begun against Bank of America regarding allegations of impropriety surrounding the underwriting and approval processes for sub-prime loans – the processes that contributed to the massive housing market meltdown. On Thursday of last week, a former Bank of America executive testified that the practices in question [...]

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