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False Claims Act Lawsuits and Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers and the False Claims Act (FCA)

False Claims Lawsuits

The False Claims Act (FCA), also called the "Lincoln Law", is an American federal law that imposes liability on persons and companies (typically federal contractors) who defraud governmental programs. It is the federal Government's primary litigation tool in combating fraud against the Government. The law includes a qui tam provision that allows people who are not affiliated with the government, called "relators" under the law, to file actions on behalf of the government (informally called "whistleblowing" especially when the relator is employed by the organization accused in the suit). Persons filing under the Act stand to receive a portion (15-30 percent, depending on certain factors) of any recovered damages.

As of 2019, over 71 percent of all FCA actions were initiated by whistleblowers.  Claims under the law have typically involved health care, military, or other government spending programs, and dominating the are large pharmaceutical settlements.  The government has recovered more than $62 billion under the False Claims Act between 1987 and 2019.


A whistleblower (also written as whistle-blower or whistle blower) is a person, usually and employee, who exposes information or activity within a private, public, or government organization that is deemed illegal, illicit, unsafe, or a waste, fraud, or abuse of taxpayer's funds. 

As an attorney and a pharmacist Neil Thompson has brought whistleblower actions against some of the largest pharmacy chains and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the world.  Bringing millions of dollars of client (whistleblower) recovery for exposing these abuses of taxpayer dollars.

If you witness a fraud against the government, please contact attorney, pharmacist, and small business owner Neil Thompson for a consultation at 612-246-4788.

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