False Claims Act Status Report: Qui Tam Cases and Recoveries are Growing at a Rapid Pace

Between January 2009 and June 2011, the DOJ recovered more than $7.3 billion in civil settlements and judgments under the False Claims Act.  Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Tony West stated that the DOJ “has never been more aggressive—or more successful—in the anti-fraud battle as it has in the last two years.”  State recoveries are also reaching record-highs and looking to pass or amend aggressive false claims statutes patterned after the FCA.  Currently, more than 30 states have enacted some version of a false claims act.

For more information see:  http://www.gibsondunn.com/publications/Pages/2011Mid-YearFalseClaimsActUpdate.aspx

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