FCA Whistleblowers Forced To Go It Alone As DOJ Drags Feet

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT) -- With the rise in whistleblower cases under the False Claims Act, the U.S. Department of Justice is under pressure to unseal cases in which it hasn't made a definitive decision whether or not to intervene, forcing whistleblowers to litigate more fraud cases on their own.

Congress and the courts have relaxed the standards for whistleblower eligibility under the FCA, and the lowered standards, along with the increased publicity of high-dollar settlements, has caused the ranks of potential relators to swell. The DOJ reported in December that...
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