GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS AND LITIGATION PRACTICE GROUP ALERT: FY 2010 False Claims Act Statistics

    8 December 2010

    The FY 2010 False Claims Act (FCA) statistics recently released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) reflect a significant increase in FCA activity in FY 2010.

    Whistleblowers filed 573 qui tam cases in FY 2010, a more than 30% increase in the number of cases filed in FY 2009. FY 2010 had the largest number of qui tam cases filed in a single year since DOJ began tracking these statistics in 1986. Of these newly filed actions, 382 of them, or 66.7%, relate to the health care sector, a slight increase in the percentage of health care cases from FY 2009.