A Guide To Preventing False Claims Act Litigation

Law360, New York (March 19, 2012, 1:42 PM EDT) -- In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice announced record-breaking recoveries under the False Claims Act (FCA). Given the significant increase in FCA litigation, employers are increasingly interested in identifying potential whistleblowers so that the organization can act proactively to prevent FCA lawsuits. But whistleblowers are not always easily identified by their personality traits.

Several studies have attempted to delineate the common characteristics of the whistleblower personality, with little success. Descriptions of the whistleblowers range from the “saints of secular culture”[1] to querulous paranoids.[2] More commonly, whistleblowers...
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