For 2012 False Claims Act (FCA) and Qui Tam (QT) matters, the DOJ statistics reveal the following:
- 782 FCA/QT new referrals, investigations, and qui tam matters. This number has increased slowly over the last two years as it was 773 in 2011 and 715 in 2010. QT actions continue to drive the overwhelming majority of new matters: almost 83% or 647 of the "new" matters were QT's.
- Total FCA/QT combined recoveries (settlements and judgments) were $4,959,333,498. Of that total:
- Almost $1.605 billion (32%) recovered in FCA cases filed by the government;
- Approximately $3.325 billion (67%) recovered in QT cases where government intervened;
- $29.387 million (.059%) recovered in QT cases where government did not intervene; and
- Total relator share awards: nearly $431 million (8.7% of total recoveries and judgments).
- 436 new health-care related matters, of which 412 were QT cases
- Over $3 billion (61%) in total health care related recoveries, almost $2.5 billion in QT cases; and
- Over $284 million in relator share awards.
- 69 new defense related matters, of which 57 were QTs
- Almost $167 million (3%) in total defense related recoveries, only $2 million were non-QTs; and
- Over $19 million in relator share awards.
December 27, 2012