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Category: False Claims Act

What Happens to an FCA Whistleblower’s Reward If the Government Files Criminal Charges against the Defendant?

As a whistleblower, or “relator,” under the False Claims Act (FCA), you have filed a complaint against a company that defrauded the federal government. The government investigated your allegations and indicted the defendant company on federal criminal charges. At sentencing, the government seeks restitution of the amount it lost due to the defendant company’s fraud. …

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Halunen Law Represents Whistleblower in $1.5 Billion Case Against Abbott Labs

$1.5 Billion Case Against Abbott Labs Halunen Law represents one of the whistleblowers in the $1.5 billion settlement with Abbott Laboratories announced today by the Department of Justice in a case involving government fraud. The case alleged illegal sales of Abbott’s anti-epilepsy drug, Depakote in violation of federal and state False Claims Acts. The company …

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