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.

After Settling for Millions, Companies Remain on U.S. High Fraud Risk List

May 21, 2019 The companies refused to sign Corporate Integrity Agreements with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Allegations of fraud, settlements, and refusals to sign a Corporate Integrity Agreement led the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of…

“Top-Rated” Attorney Makes 2019 Super Lawyers List

February 26, 2019 Michael Armitage is selected to Southern California Super Lawyers for 2019. Mike is recognized by Super Lawyers as a “top-rated” products liability attorney. He is a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul in the firm’s Los Angeles office located in El Segundo, California. Mike practices throughout the state of California and across the country. He represents clients in matters of personal injury involving product liability and consumer law issues. Mike graduated cum laude in 1987 from Tulane University Law School and is admitted to practice law by the state bars of California and Louisiana. Super Lawyers is a designation of…
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