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False Claims Act: Whistleblower Litigation, Seventh Edition

This treatise provides guidance and analysis of the False Claims Act and the legislative developments and judicial opinions surrounding it. It offers insightful and authoritative experience on the subject from the trial lawyer called to testify before Congress on ways to modernize, update and streamline the Act in the 80s.

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Effectively litigate qui tam cases with this definitive treatise, which provides guidance and analysis of the False Claims Act and the legislative developments and judicial opinions surrounding it. It offers insightful and authoritative experience on the subject from the trial lawyer called to testify before Congress on ways to modernize, update, and streamline the Act in the 1980s and again in 2008.

The False Claims Act: Whistleblower Litigation comes with a downloadable, searchable PDF, providing letters, complaints, statements, interrogatories, requests, motions, and affidavits.

The Seventh Edition includes:

  • The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Rigsby and a full analysis of all Supreme Court decisions on the False Claims Act
  • How courts are applying Escobar analysis as well as the views of the Department of Justice
  • How courts are applying the amended public disclosure bar
  • Material on enforcing arbitration agreements in False Claims Act cases
  • The application of Fed. R. Civ. P. 9(b) in all federal circuits
  • Using statistical sampling to prove damages
  • A comprehensive set of jury instructions—an exclusive feature—along with special interrogatories and a sample verdict form for use in False Claims Act cases, covering issues such as scienter, claims under the seven FCA prongs, materiality, obligations, damages, joint and several liability, retaliation, and several State FCA provisions;.
  • A comprehensive history of the False Claims Act
  • Coverage of United States amicus briefs
  • Increased statutory penalties
  • Analysis of the highest relator share awards over the last thirty years 
  • And much more!

 

Author

Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

James B. Helmer, Jr., is a senior partner and President of Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham Co., L.P.A., Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Helmer has obtained several multimillion-dollar jury verdicts and has been trial counsel in over 300 published legal decisions including over 100 dealing with the False Claims Act. He testified before both the Senate and House concerning amendments to the False Claims Act in 1985 and 1986, and his suggested changes were ultimately enacted into law. He again testified before the House in 2008 to outline numerous changes needed to clarify judicial opinions which had limited the False Claims Act. His suggestions were all ultimately enacted in 2009 and 2010. His False Claims Act cases have returned nearly $1 billion to taxpayers and have resulted in 15 criminal indictments. He argued the Allison Engine False Claims Act case before the United States Supreme Court.

 

 

Contents

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Reviews

Read what others have to say about this Bloomberg BNA book.

“The most experienced False Claims Act attorney in the country, Helmer has generously shared his insights, experience and expertise with others in this much needed and updated treatise. Whether a practitioner is committed to protecting the government’s money or defending those accused...this tremendous resource will be a trusted guide for years to come. “

Joseph E.B. White

Nolan & Auerbach., P.A., Former President and CEO, Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund and Editor, False Claims Act & Qui Tam Quarterly Review