Whistleblower claims, or "qui tam" lawsuits, brought under the federal False Claims Act, increased to 753 in 2013, an increase of almost 20% over the previous year.* These claims resulted in aggregate net recoveries to the federal government of $3.8 billion last year. For the past four years, whistleblower lawsuits have produced recoveries to the federal government exceeding an aggregate amount of $3 billion.
What is driving the rise in whistleblower lawsuits under the False Claims Act? False claims involving healthcare... Read More