There is an “I” in Whistleblower and Penalties: Individual Employees Played Key Roles in 2021 False Claims Act CasesAfter obtaining more than $5.6 billion in settlements and judgments from False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuits, the largest amount since 2014, it is clear that individuals—both individual plaintiffs (whistleblowers) and individual defendants—are playing key roles in FCA cases. Individual whistleblowers were responsible for a substantial percentage of 2021 suits, helping the government enforce FCA provisions

2020 Saw Big Pay Days for Whistleblowers and Big Pay Outs for Individual Employees in False Claims Act SuitsIt is essential for employers that work with the federal government to stay up to date on the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”). In 2020, individual employees were front and center in the government’s enforcement of the FCA, both receiving money for bringing action against their employers and having to pay out money as part

Whistleblower Activity Drives False Claims Act Suits in 2019Companies that work with the federal government (think government contracts, grant funding, and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements) need to stay up to date on the federal False Claims Act (FCA). Employee whistleblowers continue to use the FCA as one of their prime tools to bring actions against their employers. In 2019, whistleblowers filed 636 new