7 Tips For Avoiding False Claims Act Whistleblower Suits

Law360, New York (October 30, 2012, 2:24 PM EDT) -- A laserlike focus on fraud in Washington has helped drive a historic spike in whistleblower lawsuits under the False Claims Act, especially for health care providers, drugmakers and medical device manufacturers, and experts gave Law360 their advice for corporations eager to spot and contain employee compliance concerns.

Last year, whistleblowers brought a record-setting 638 qui tam complaints, up more than 10 percent from the prior year, which itself witnessed a record number of qui tam actions. Nearly 85 percent of all FCA cases last year were brought by whistleblowers, compared with about 8 percent the year after landmark 1986 amendments to...

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