Lilly Settles Suit With South Carolina Over Zyprexa

Eli Lilly & Co. agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by South Carolina claiming the company improperly marketed its antipsychotic Zyprexa, averting a trial in which the state planned to seek $6 billion.   South Carolina sought reimbursement for the costs of Zyprexa prescriptions and alleged Zyprexa-related illnesses. The state claimed Lilly pushed doctors to prescribe the […]

25 States Have Enacted False Claims Acts

As of October 1, 2009, 25 States have enacted their own State False Claims Acts.  Most of the State False Claims Acts are modeled after the federal False Claims Act, and provide that qui tam whistleblowers can bring claims on behalf of the state. There are, however, important differences between these State False Claims Acts, […]

GAO Report Finds Widespread Problems at Defense Contract Audit Agency

The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) recently issued a report finding widespread problems with the quality of audits conducted by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (“DCAA”).  The DCAA under the Department of Defense (DOD) Comptroller plays a critical role in defense contractor oversight by providing auditing, accounting, and financial advisory services in connection with DOD and […]

IRS Reports Whistleblower Complaints On The Rise

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently reported an increase in the number of whistleblower complaints it has received under the new IRS Whistleblower Law that was enacted in 2006.  The IRS Whistleblower Law enables private individuals to report: (1) underpayments of tax; and (2) persons otherwise guilty of violating the internal revenue laws.  The IRS […]

Government Website Tracks Federal Stimulus Spending

The United States Government has established a new website that allows citizens to track stimulus spending under the Recovery Act.  This interactive website allows stimulus spending to be tracked by state and/or zip code.  The website also contains links to reports by the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”), instructions for reporting fraud, as well as other resources and […]

The ‘New’ New Jersey False Claims Act: It Was Born to Run

On Jan. 7, 2008, the New Jersey Legislature joined then 20 other states and the District of Columbia in passing its version of a civil false claims act.   The New Jersey False Claims Act, which is modeled on the Federal False Claims Act, allows whistleblowers (often referred to as “Qui Tam Relators”) to blow-the-whistle on those businesses […]

Welcome to the False Claims Act – Whistleblowers Blog

Welcome to the False Claims Act – Whistleblowers Blog. The Federal and State Governments spend trillions of dollars each year to fund a wide variety of programs and to purchase vast amounts of goods and services.  Some of the larger government programs include: Medicare, Medicaid, Department of Defense-Military Spending, the Troubled Assets Relief Program (“TARP”), Federal Emergency Management Agency […]

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