Whistleblower-False Claims Act
Experienced Bailey & Glasser lawyers, working with a team that includes former federal prosecutors, have handled a range of False Claims Act qui tam cases on behalf of whistleblowers who have exposed fraud in government programs. Bailey & Glasser attorneys also represent whistleblowers under Dodd-Frank who have filed claims with the Securities and Exchange Commission or Commodity Futures Exchange Commission alleging securities or commodities fraud. Under Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers whose claims result in a recovery of over $1 million may potentially receive a percentage of the recovery. The illustrative cases below involved claims that drug companies billed government health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare for unapproved or non-covered drugs. Through these cases, the government has recovered more than $100 million in damages and criminal penalties, and the whistleblowers who brought this misconduct to light have been awarded between 15% and 25% of the civil damages obtained.