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DOJ: Record Year of FCA Settlements Includes Drugmakers

By Staff Reports

Monday, December 10, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) won a record $4.9 billion in settlements and judgments in civil fraud cases in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, bringing total recoveries under the False Claims Act to $13.3 billion since January 2009 – the largest four-year total in the DOJ's history and more than a third of total recoveries since the Act was amended 26 years ago to increase incentives for whistleblower lawsuits.

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