Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 4:41 PM EST) -- On Dec. 19, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice announced year-end results for False Claims Act cases in fiscal year 2011. The results, summarized below, demonstrate a dramatic increase in FCA cases brought by the government and private whistleblowers. The pharmaceutical industry is the prime target at the moment, but companies with defense contracts, federal subsidies and loans, and government contracts more generally are on the enforcement radar.
Background on the FCA
The False Claims Act is the government’s primary tool for combating government fraud. It...
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