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.

Public Health Groups File Suit Against EPA to Overturn Its Denial of Their Right To Know Petition to Require Reporting on Asbestos Importation And Use

February 19, 2019 EPA Sides with Industry in Refusing to Require Chemical Data Reporting to Protect the Public from Deadly Asbestos. ADAO et al. vs Andrew Wheeler and the EPA. Washington, DC — The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated…

2019 SoCal Super Lawyers: Gary Paul Reaches 15-Year Milestone

February 12, 2019 Gary M. Paul is a “top-rated” products liability attorney selected to Southern California Super Lawyers for 15 consecutive years, from 2005 to 2019. Gary is a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He represents clients in matters of personal injury involving product liability and general personal injury. Gary practices in the surrounding community and across the country. He completed his legal studies at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Gary graduated in 1974 and passed the bar the same year. Only a few attorneys from each state are selected to Super Lawyers designation for any…
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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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