Jesse Gessin publishes article in Orange County Lawyer – “Is Uncle Sam Judgment Proofing Your Qui Tam?”

January 26, 2018  |   Recent Posts   |     |   Comments Off on Jesse Gessin publishes article in Orange County Lawyer – “Is Uncle Sam Judgment Proofing Your Qui Tam?”

Jesse Gessin, Senior Counsel at Keller/Anderle LLP, published an article in the December 2017 issue of the “Orange County Lawyer,” official publication of the Orange County Bar Association.

Excerpt from the article, “Is Uncle Sam Judgment Proofing Your Qui Tam?”:

Whistle blowing is big business.  The Department of Justice obtained more than $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in fiscal year 2016 alone.   Of the $4.7 billion, $2.9 billion related to lawsuits filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act (“FCA”).   The government paid out $519 million to individuals who uncovered fraud and false claims by filing a qui tam complaint.   With all that money sloshing around, it should be no surprise the Government is looking to keep more for Uncle Sam.  Whistle blowers, also known as relators, and qui tam practitioners, must be wary of the Government cutting them out of the recovery pie.  This article discusses the trend and what to do about it.

Read the article

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