FCA Recoveries Top $3B For 2nd Year In A Row

Law360, New York (December 19, 2011, 3:18 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday it had raked in more than $3 billion in civil False Claims Act settlements and judgments — mostly in health care fraud cases — during fiscal year 2011, marking the second consecutive year the department surpassed the $3 billion mark.

Including the DOJ's 2011 figures, FCA recoveries since January 2009 total $8.7 billion — the largest three-year total in the department's history.

A record $2.8 billion of the 2011 recoveries resulted from suits filed under the qui tam, or...
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