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The False Claims Act is the government’s primary enforcement tool for combating fraud and abuse in government-funded programs and contracts relating to such varied areas as health care, defense and national security, food safety and inspection, federally insured loans and mortgages, highway funds, small business contracts, agricultural subsidies, disaster assistance, and import tariffs.  Bracewell’s lawyers have represented numerous entities and individuals from a broad range of industries in False Claims Act matters, ranging from government investigations to trials and appeals. 

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Recent Notable Matters

Major international shipping and design firm — defended company in connection with a False Claims Act investigation by the Department of Justice

Basic Contracting Services, Inc. — Represented Navy security contractor in qui tam case alleging false certifications related to training and guard pay.  Court granted motion to dismiss.*

Former Oracle executive — qui tam suit related to overcharging for software on GSA schedule contract.  Case settled prior to trial.*

Multiple healthcare providers and DME/pharma interests — successfully represented clients in Anti-Kickback, Stark Act, and False Claims Act investigations and cases*

Publicly traded IT services firm — One of the several industry-wide False Claims Act cases claiming overcharging on government contracts related to travel rebates.  After DOJ investigation, the government and relator voluntarily dismissed the case against our client before seal was lifted.*

Amerigroup Illinois, Inc. — qui tam case alleging state Medicaid HMO contractor was avoiding less healthy patients and pregnant women.  Case tried to verdict and settled on appeal.*

Aramark Corporation — qui tam case alleging overcharging Medicare and Medicaid patients on a hospital food-service contracts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Court granted motion to dismiss.*

Chrysler Corporation — qui tam case alleging intentional defective pricing by Chrysler’s electronics subsidiary on a military contract.  Case settled prior to trial.*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell

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