U.S. False Claims Act News

Supreme Court Upholds Katrina Fraud Verdict Against State Farm

The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a victory to two whistleblower sisters by upholding a jury verdict that found State Farm defrauded the U.S. government when the insurance company assessed damage caused by Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf of Mexico …

Supreme Court Limits Fraud Claims Against Federal Contractors

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday imposed some limits on the kind of fraud claims that can be brought against federal contractors in a case involving a suit against one of America’s largest hospital operators over a woman’s death at …

South Florida Hospital Settles Physician Claims With U.S. for $69.5M

The Justice Department has reached a $69.5 million settlement with a South Florida hospital district accused in a lawsuit of improper financial relationships with doctors who referred patients to the district. Federal officials said the case involved inflated salaries to …

BofA Whistleblower to Receive $14.5M in Mortgage Case

A former home appraiser will receive $14.5 million as part of a whistleblower lawsuit that accused subprime lender Countrywide Financial of inflating appraisals on government-insured loans, his attorneys said Tuesday. Kyle Lagow’s lawsuit sparked an investigation that culminated in a …

Whistleblowers Reaping Rewards in U.S. Mortgage Suits

Troubled homeowners are not the only ones set to get a financial lift from the U.S. government’s $25 billion landmark mortgage settlement. Whistleblowers who were instrumental in revealing epidemic mortgage abuses, some of whom risked their careers to do so, …