Author Archives: Charles Rabon

SEC Whistleblower Program Gaining Traction as the SEC Announces a $14 Million Award

The SEC announced on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, an award of more than $14 million to a whistleblower whose information – provided to the SEC through his or her attorneys – resulted in an SEC enforcement action which led to … Continue reading

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Useful Resource for Any Potential Whistleblower

Taxpayers Against Fraud, also known by the acronym TAF, was founded in 1986 as a resource for attorneys that represent individuals who bring lawsuits under the False Claims Act to expose frauds against the federal and state governments.

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A Guide to the False Claims Act: How Does the False Claims Act Provide Relief for Retaliation?

The False Claims Act (FCA) provides relief for employees, contractors, and agents who have been retaliated against for taking lawful acts in furtherance of an FCA action or for lawful efforts to stop an FCA violation

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Drug Manufacturer Agrees to Pay $350 Million to Settle Whistleblower FCA Suit

On May 13, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Ranbaxy USA, a subsidiary of an Indian drug manufacturer, will pay $350 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by manufacturing and distributing … Continue reading

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A Guide to the False Claims Act: Statute of Limitations and the Public Disclosure Bar

Two of the most commonly invoked bars to recovery by defendants in False Claims Act (FCA) cases are the Act’s statute of limitations and public disclosure bar. The FCA has a six-year statute of limitations, which means that any claims alleging violations of the FCA … Continue reading

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A Guide to the False Claims Act: Who Can be a Relator?

With a few exceptions, a relator (i.e., a whistleblower) can be anyone who has direct and independent knowledge of fraud against the government.  However, practically speaking, in order for a relator’s suit to be successful, a relator will need to have … Continue reading

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