Moss & Gilmore Has Over $1 Billion in U.S. Intervened Claims Worldwide
False Claims Act, CFTC, SEC and IRS Whistleblower Litigation
The firm has significant experience representing whistleblowers in qui tam false claims litigation brought under the federal False Claims Act. 30 states and the District of Columbia have false claims statutes that are similar to the federal law.
The qui tam law is contained in the federal False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 3729 et seq., and provides for civil damages including triple the amount of actual damages, civil penalties of $5,000 to $10,000 per violation and costs and attorneys' fees for various frauds against a variety of federally-funded programs, including defense procurement, healthcare, and federally-funded university grants to name a few. The firm has represented whistleblowers in significant cases including defense contractor fraud, Medicare fraud, and university grant procurement fraud.
The False Claims Act also contains anti-retaliation protections for those who are discharged, demoted, threatened, harassed, or discriminated against for reporting a fraud or initiating a lawsuit under the False Claims Act.
A private citizen who files a false claims suit may, under certain circumstances, be entitled to, among other things, 15 to 30 percent of any recovery.
In July 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which provides that a whistleblower who provides information to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the violation of the U.S. securities laws may receive between 10 to 30 percent of what is collected of the monetary sanctions imposed in the action or related actions.
Effective December 2006, 26 U.S.C. § 7623 provides that an IRS whistleblower may be entitled to between 15 to 30 percent of the collected proceeds (including penalties, interest, addition to taxes payable, and additional amounts) resulting from an action or any related actions or from any settlement in response to an action.
False Claims Statistics
- Justice Department Recovers Over $4.7 Billion From False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2016
- Justice Department Recovers Over $3.5 Billion From False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2015
- DOJ Recovers $5.69 Billion Under the False Claims Act in 2014
- SEC 2014 Report to Congress on Whistleblower Program
- 2014 IRS Whistleblower Rules
- 2014 SEC Awards
- DOJ Fraud Statistics Overview, 1987-2013
- DOJ Recovers $3.8 Billion Under the False Claims Act in 2013
- SEC 2013 Report to Congress on Whistleblower Program
- DOJ Recovers Nearly $5 Billion in False Claims Cases in 2012
- DOJ Sets Record for Recoveries Under the False Claims Act in 2012
- DOJ Recovers $2.9 Billion in 2009; More Than $24 Billion Since 1986
In the News
Folha de S.Paulo in Brazil Publishes Moss & Gilmore Article on SEC/FCPA Whistleblowing and What Brazilians Can do to Fight Corruption
August 24, 2015
Raymond Moss represents whistleblower to win first ever FCA whistleblower and 17 State Settlement under the Affordable Care Act, recovering $6.88 million
August 5, 2015 -- Raymond Moss represents healthcare billing specialist whistleblower in first ever Federal and 17 State whistleblower settlement against Pediatric Services of America, the nation's largest home health care company for medically fragile children, over failure to return overpayments within 60 days under the Affordable Care Act. Her claims also included wrongful termination and retaliation under the False Claims Act, which claims were also resolved.
Moss & Gilmore Named to New York and Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers in 2015 by ALM
ALM is the nation’s largest publisher of legal media including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The National Law Journal. The Firm was also featured in December in New York Magazine's"Best of New York" issue, as well as stand-alone editions in The New York Law Journal and The Wall Street Journal, and online editions with exclusive content covering Legal Leaders in New York. The firm was previously named to Top Rated Lawyers by ALM in 2014.
Moss & Gilmore named 2015 Commercial Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Georgia by CorporateINTL
Corporate INTL is read by business leaders, investors, and advisers globally. The firm also received this distinction in 2013.
Raymond Moss represents physician whistleblower in successful false claim action, recovering $3.8 million
April 3, 2012-- Raymond Moss represents physician whistleblower in successful false claim action against radiation oncology practice resulting in a $3.8 million settlement.
Raymond Moss obtains default in connection with multi-billion dollar military false claims case
March 24, 2012