Tag: False Claims Act

False Claims Act Qui Tam Procedures – #ilovewhistleblowers

In anticipation of Whistleblower Appreciation Day on July 30th, here is a video discussing the procedures of filing and pursuing a False Claims Act Qui Tam lawsuit. Please join me for a FREE Webinar on July 28th at 12:00 pm MST: Whistleblower Protections & Incentives, at ilovewhistleblowers.com. Individuals who believe they have been subjected to retaliation for…




The History of the False Claims Act – #ilovewhistleblowers

In anticipation of Whistleblower Appreciation Day on July 30th, here is a video discussing the history of the False Claims Act. Please join me for a FREE Webinar on July 28th at 12:00 pm MST: Whistleblower Protections & Incentives, at ilovewhistleblowers.com. Individuals who believe they have been subjected to retaliation for blowing-the-whistle on illegal or unethical conduct…




The Adventures of Dickie Scruggs: How the FCA’s Seal Requirement Became Less Scary

Yesterday, December 6, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. U.S. ex rel. Rigsby et al., 580 US __ (2016), available here. The primary issue in that case was whether a violation of the False Claims Act’s (FCA) seal requirement mandated dismissal of the relator’s Qui…




SCOTUS to Address Tragic False Claims Act Case on Viability of Implied Certification Theory

On April 19, 2016, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument regarding a False Claims Act case that could have significant effects for Qui Tam cases in the future. In Universal Health Services Inc. v. U.S. ex rel Escobar the Court will address the distinction between implied versus express certification and between preconditions that relate…




Retention of Employer Documents by Whistleblowers Part 5—Retaining Documents as Protected Activity Under the False Claims Act

A whistleblower’s acquisition and dissemination of documents may also be protected or privileged under the recently strengthened anti-retaliation and whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act (FCA). The FCA arguably provides the broadest protection for individuals who collect and retain documents that relate to their employer’s wrongdoing.  Under the FCA, retention of documents has been…




Engineer’s False Claims Act Qui Tam Action Results in Verdict that Could Expose Pipe Maker to Billions of Dollars in Damages

In 2006 John Hendrix, a former engineer at the world’s largest commercial piping producer, JM Eagle, filed a qui tam action against his former employer under the False Claims Act.   Mr. Hendrix’s lawsuit alleged that JM Eagle knowingly manufactured and sold to government entities substandard plastic pipe that was used in water and sewer systems…