Whistleblower and False Claim Cases Increased in 2013

securities litigation, tortious interference, commercial litigation, civil litigation, contract litigation, qui tam litigation, whistleblower litigation, copyright, patent, trademark, storm damageIn December, the Department of Justice announced that whistleblower and false claim cases increased in 2013.  The areas in which whistleblower and false claim cases increased in 2013 include:

  • Health care fraud from alleged false claims submitted by drug companies to federal health insurance programs
  • Health Care fraud from alleged false claims submitted by medical device companies to federal health insurance programs
  • Procurement fraud (cases brought against defense contractors)

Federal False Claims Act

The False Claims Act (FCA) was enacted in 1863 by a Congress concerned that suppliers of goods to the Union Army during the Civil War were defrauding the Army. The FCA provided that any person (whistleblower) who knowingly submitted false claims to the government was liable for double the government’s damages plus a penalty.

The Office of the Whistleblower

Most recently, a new office was created by the Dodd-Frank Act  – The Office of the Whistleblower.  The Whistleblower Program was created by Congress to provide monetary incentives for individuals to come forward and report possible violations of the federal securities laws to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

We are here to help you recover federal and state government money from those unscrupulous individuals or companies that defraud our government.  If you have original information about a possible violation of the federal securities laws that has occurred, is ongoing, or is about to occur you may be eligible to become a whistleblower. We can help you submit this information anonymously so that your identity remains protected to the fullest extent possible. The Program also prohibits retaliation by employers against employees who provide us with information about possible securities violations.


At the Gooch Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients reliable representation for even the most challenging cases. If you need help with providing whistleblower information anonymously (to the Department of Justice or The Office of the Whistleblower) about potential fraud (e.g., health care fraud, defense department contract fraud, securities fraud – governmental or non-governmental, contract fraud, investor fraud etc.) and would like your case evaluated, contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.