Types of Litigation

Government fraud takes many forms, but its result is the same—high cost to taxpayers and damage to the foundation on which our free society is built. It takes nothing short of heroic action to expose this kind of systemic fraud. And Waters Kraus & Paul is here to help. Following are the most common types of litigation against government fraud:

Medicare, Medicaid & TRICARE Fraud

The Government Accountability Office estimated that in 2010 at least 10 percent of all Medicare payments were fraudulent.
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Defense & Homeland Security Contract Fraud

Waters Kraus & Paul works with whistleblowers to protect taxpayers by exposing violations of the False Claims Act among defense and homeland security contractors.
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Education & Research Fraud

The False Claims Act has recovered millions of dollars from educational programs for recruiting unqualified students.
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Government Contractor & Procurement Fraud

The False Claims Act is an important weapon against government contractor and procurement fraud.
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SEC & CFTC Fraud

The Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower programs in the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that reward whistleblowers for info on violations of the law.
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Tax Fraud

The IRS Whistleblower Office provides compensation to individuals who provide info leading to the recovery of unpaid taxes due to tax fraud.
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What is Qui Tam?

Under the Federal False Claims Act (FCA), whistleblowers have the power to save taxpayers billions of dollars each year by taking a stand against fraud. The U.S. False Claims Act allows private citizens to file suits on the government’s behalf when the government has been defrauded through any federally funded contract or program. The qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act allow these citizens to recover damages. A number of states and the city of Chicago also have laws similar to the False Claims Act to protect against fraud.

Pittsburgh Board of Ed. Can’t Escape Asbestos Liability

October 12, 2017 Pennsylvania Appeals Court Affirms Ruling that the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education Cannot Hide Behind Governmental Immunity to Avoid Asbestos Liability In January of this year, a Pennsylvania Appeals Court affirmed the ruling of the trial court that Pittsburgh’s Board…
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Peter Kraus Named on 2017 Texas “Super Lawyers” List

September 5, 2017 Peter Kraus Has Once Again Been Named on 2017 Texas “Super Lawyers” List in Texas Monthly Magazine Peter Kraus, founding and managing partner of Waters & Kraus, LLP, has been named for inclusion on the 2017 Texas “Super Lawyers” list featured in Texas Monthly Magazine. This honor recognizes Mr. Kraus as being within the top five percent of lawyers in Texas for his practice area. About Texas Super Lawyers The “Super Lawyers” list began in 1991 to assist attorneys and consumers with searching for the best legal representation available. Super Lawyers® is a publication of Thompson Reuters, and is published…
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What are my chances?

That’s the first question everyone asks. The truth is it’s impossible to know. But we can tell you this. Waters Kraus & Paul has what it takes to fight against big corporate interests and win. That’s why we’ve taken more mesothelioma trials to verdict than any other firm. And that’s why we’ve recovered more than $1.3 billion for clients like you. Do you think you have a case? Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

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