False Claims Summary for 2019 – Other Types of Fraud

In its January 9, 2020 press release, the US Justice Department announced approximately $3 billion in recoveries for the fiscal year 2020. In addition to healthcare and procurement fraud cases, some of the False Claims Act case recoveries and settlements included the following: Duke University paid $112.5 million ...

Reasons the DOJ May Decide Not to Intervene in a False Claims Act Case

The US Department of Justice has three options when a whistleblower files a qui tam action: It can decide to intervene. Intervention means the DOJ will agree to prosecute the case against the defendants and seek recovery for false billings and for treble damages. It can decide not to intervene. Here, the whistl...