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Justice Department Recovered $2.8B in False Claims Cases in 2018

Dec. 24, 2018, 11:30 AM

The Justice Department recovered more than $2.8 billion in settlements and judgments under False Claims Act cases, in 2018.

That brings the total recovery to more than $59 billion since the 1986 statutory amendments to the FCA.

In 2018, $2.5 billion of the $2.8 billion involved the healthcare industry, including drug manufacturers, hospitals, and physicians, the department’s Dec. 21 announcement said.

And $2.1 billion of the $2.8 billion arose from the 645 lawsuits filed by whistleblowers. Whistleblowers themselves recovered $301 million out of the $2.1 billion, the department said.

A whistleblower receives up to 30 percent of the recovery if ...

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