In the News Today - December 15, 2016

December 15, 2016
  • FCA Nets $4.7B in 2016, Over 1B More than 2015: The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday that False Claims Act (FCA) suits recouped $4.7 billion in fiscal year 2016. This value eclipsed the nearly $3.6 billion recouped in fiscal year 2015 and represents the third-biggest annual tally in the FCA’s history. There were 845 new FCA suits in 2016, one of the largest totals in history. Of those, 143 were initiated by the government and 702 were brought by whistleblowers. (Law360)

  • TX Attorney “Battered Court With Baseless Hailstorm Claims” According to Federal Judge: In March, TX attorney Steve Mostyn was called before a federal judge to explain why he shouldn’t be sanctioned for filing baseless hail lawsuits against insurance companies. This week, U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez “put Mostyn Law on notices, hammering the firm for the ‘systematic practice’ of filing ‘numerous ad unfounded’ storm claims.” (Forbes/Legal Newsline