Bloomberg Law
Jan. 9, 2020, 8:41 PM

DOJ Received Over $3 Billion From False Claims Act Cases in 2019

Daniel Seiden
Daniel Seiden

The U.S. Justice Department recovered over $3 billion in False Claims Act cases in fiscal year 2019, $2.6 billion of which came from cases involving the health-care industry.

The DOJ has now recovered more than $62 billion since the 1986 amendments to the act, the DOJ said in a Jan. 9 announcement.

Whistleblowers filed 633 FCA suits in 2019, and the DOJ recovered over $2.1 billion in these and earlier-filed suits, the DOJ said.

Some notable 2019 recoveries in the DOJ’s announcement include:

  • Avanir Pharmaceuticals paid over $95 million to resolve claims it paid kickbacks to induce drug prescriptions;
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