Recent Trends in False Claims Act Litigation

Recent trends in False Claims Act litigation show high rates of settlement, increases in damage awards, and a high prevalence of health care defendants. At Price Armstrong, we think these trends indicate a future push to hold health care fraudsters accountable through whistleblower False Claims actions.

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Whistleblower Gets $24 Million in First Ever Award From National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently awarded its first-ever whistleblower award to a former Hyundai safety engineer who brought allegations of faulty engine designs against Hyundai and Kia. Kim Gwang-ho, the whistleblower, received $24.3 million for reporting the defective engines.

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The False Claims Amendment Act Turns 35–A Look at its Past, Present, and Future

The False Claims Amendment Act of 1986 recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. This monumental law helped revitalized the Civil War-era False Claims Act to help better prevent fraud through the use of private whistleblowers.

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DOJ Launches New Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative–Implications for False Claims Act

The DOJ’s recently announced Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative seeks to revitalize the False Claims Act and empower whistleblowers to eliminate new and emerging forms of cyber-fraud.

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Defense Contractor Hit with Potentially More than $100 Million in Damages Following Huntsville Jury Verdict

A recent Huntsville jury verdict is sending a clear message to defense contractors across the nation: fraudulent defense contracts with the U.S. are likely to result in harsh consequences. On September 24, 2021, a federal court jury found a defense contractor liable for fraudulently inducing the U.S. Army into military contracts with Saudi Arabia, El

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MALLINCKRODT PAID KICKBACKS & NOW MUST PAY $15 MILLION SETTLEMENT IN WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT

Whistleblowers exposed Mallinckrodt for violating The Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, alleging that from 2009-2013 the company used lavish meals and entertainment to motivate doctors to prescribe Mallinckrodt drugs. This violation of the False Claims Act resulted in a $15 million settlement.

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