5 Tips To Winning Coverage For FCA Suits

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 9:38 PM EDT) -- The lure of handsome payoffs for successful whistleblowers has set off an avalanche of False Claims Act suits in recent years, making it all the more important that policyholders use sound methods to secure coverage for the costly battles.

Since Congress strengthened the False Claims Act in 2009, there has been an upsurge in the number of whistleblowers coming forward. The number of qui tam FCA suits rose to 752 in fiscal year 2013, which is 100 more than in the previous record-setting year, the U.S. Department of Justice reported in December.

That trend has sent ripples throughout the insurance sector, as...

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