Qui Tam Trends In 2011, Predictions For 2012

Law360, New York (February 8, 2012, 1:08 PM EST) -- In 2011, whistleblowers continued to play an important role in helping the United States government fight fraud and recover funds. Lawsuits brought by whistleblowers, known as qui tam litigation, set several record highs in fiscal year 2011.[1] Based on the 2011 U.S. Department of Justice False Claims Act statistics, qui tam litigation recovered $2.8 billion from fraudulent claims and 638 new qui tam cases were filed under the FCA.[2,3] This article looks at recent trends, discusses the industries where most qui tam litigation has taken place,...
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