IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19

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.
READ MORE

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.
READ MORE

Education & Research Fraud

The False Claims Act has recovered millions of dollars from educational programs for recruiting unqualified students.
READ MORE

Government Contractor & Procurement Fraud

The False Claims Act is an important weapon against government contractor and procurement fraud.
READ MORE

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.
READ MORE

Tax Fraud

The IRS Whistleblower Office provides compensation to individuals who provide info leading to the recovery of unpaid taxes due to tax fraud.
READ MORE

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.

National Whistleblower Awareness Day 2020

July 30, 2020 Transparency has long been seen as an essential virtue in democracies like our own. Where there is openness, there is accountability and trust. But in the instances when companies and various entities have failed to operate lawfully, honest individuals have…
National Whistleblower Awareness Day 2020

Peter Kraus Named to Two 2020 Best Lawyers Lists

July 22, 2020 Peter Kraus, a founding and managing partner at Water & Kraus, LLP, has been consistently recognized for his skill in personal injury and product liability litigation on behalf of plaintiffs in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently, Mr. Kraus has been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Texas’ Best Lawyers listing and has been recognized on the 2020 list of The Best Lawyers in America ©. Both distinctions have been awarded based on the peer review of leading attorneys within Mr. Kraus’ geographical area, as well as his legal practice area. The sophisticated process of selection is designed…
Waters Kraus & Paul

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.

Call 800.226.9880