Each year the Department of Justice releases statistics for the previous year’s False Claims Act cases. These statistics reveal among other things, how many False Claims Act lawsuits were filed, what the United States recovered, and how much the United States shared with the whistleblowers that disclosed fraud against the government.
Not surprisingly given the unusual nature of the year, 2020 was a relatively small year for False Claims Act recoveries. In 2020 the United States recovered $2.2 billion through False Claims Act cases, down from $3.1 billion in 2019. Nevertheless, this is the tenth straight year that False Claims