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  • Can Multiple Whistleblowers File a Single Case?
    Can Multiple Whistleblowers File a Single Case?

    By: Allan M. Siegel The False Claims Act bars duplicate claims filed based on the same information as previous whistleblower claim . This so-called “first to file” requirement incentivizes ...

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  • Supreme Court: Failure to Comply With Medicare/Medicaid Rules Can Be a False Claims Act Violation
    Supreme Court: Failure to Comply With Medicare/Medicaid Rules Can Be a False Claims Act Violation

    By: Allan M. Siegel In a unanimous opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court held that whistleblower lawsuits may be based on a legal theory known as “implied certification.” Under this theory, whistleblowers ...

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  • Can a Whistleblower Who Filed Bankruptcy Pursue a False Claims Act Case?
    Can a Whistleblower Who Filed Bankruptcy Pursue a False Claims Act Case?

    By: Allan M. Siegel Whistleblowers (called “relators” in the False Claims Act) may have difficulty in seeking a qui tam award if they have filed for bankruptcy. A federal court has previously held ...

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  • Whistleblower Awarded More Than $7 Million for Reporting Fraudulent Medicare Billing
    Whistleblower Awarded More Than $7 Million for Reporting Fraudulent Medicare Billing

    By: Allan M. Siegel The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that Fort Myers, Florida-based cancer treatment provider 21st Century Oncology will pay $34.7 million to settle allegations that ...

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  • To File a Claim, Whistleblowers Usually Need Non-Public Information
    To File a Claim, Whistleblowers Usually Need Non-Public Information

    By: Allan M. Siegel The False Claims Act bars whistleblower claims based on information in the public domain. What this means practically is that you can’t file a whistleblower case based on something ...

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  • Whistleblower Awards Depend on a Variety of Factors
    Whistleblower Awards Depend on a Variety of Factors

    By: Allan M. Siegel The law incentivizes whistleblowers (who are termed “relators” under the federal False Claims Act) to bring fraudulent activity to the government’s attention. Under the False ...

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