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.

The Connection Between Disasters and Asbestos Danger

November 26, 2018 Environmental disasters can potentially expose first responders and the public to asbestos, putting them at risk for mesothelioma. The possibility of asbestos exposure after environmental disasters continues to be an issue in the U.S. From natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina…
Asbestos exposure after environmental disasters

Gary Paul Named to Best Lawyers® 2019

November 1, 2018 Waters Kraus & Paul partner selected to appear on 2019 Best Lawyers list Gary Paul, a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul, has been named to Best Lawyers®, the only “purely peer-review™” guide to the legal profession. Mr. Paul has been included for his work in the category of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in the 24th edition (2018) and the current 25th edition (2019). About Best Lawyers Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America are recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in a particular practice area. The process begins when attorneys are…
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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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