Statistics

Since the passage of the 1986 amendments to the FCA, settlements and judgments have totaled in excess of $15.6 billion, including both qui tam and non-qui tam settlements and judgments. The qui tam settlements and judgments alone total $13.2 billion; whistleblower rewards account for $1.4 billon of this total. The total monetary recoveries and cases filed to date for qui tam actions are outlined in the chart below.

Qui Tam Cases Filed Total Recovered Where DOJ Intervened Total Recovered Where DOJ Declined
1988 43 $2.3 million $33,750
1989 88 $15.1 million $1,681
1990 75 $40 million $75,000
1991 84 $70 million $154,500
1992 114 $134 million $994,456
1993 138 $171 million $6.6 million
1994 219 $380 million $2.8 million
1995 269 $245 million $1.6 million
1996 344 $125 million $13.5 million
1997 547 $623 million $6 million
1998 467 $435 million $30.2 million
1999 493 $454 million $5.1 million
2000 364 $1.2 billion $1.7 million
2001 311 $1.2 billion $128.6 million
2002 318 $1.1 billion $25.8 million
2003 335 $1.4 billion $5.2 million
2004 430 $557 million $9.3 million
2005 406 $1.1 billion $7.1 million
2006 384 $1.4 billion $22.7 million
2007 364 $1.3 billion $159.5 million
2008 375 $1 billion $5.9 million
2009 433 $1.9 billion $33.8 million
2010 574 $2.3 billion $106 million
2011 635 $2.6 billion $173.1 million
2012 652 $3.2 billion $127.8 million
2013 753 $2.8 billion $109.2 million
TOTALS 9,244 $26.2 billion $991 million

For more detailed information on recovery and cases filed under the False Claims Act as well as qui tam and whistleblower rewards, please see the False Claims Act and qui tam statistics accumulated by the Department of Justice.

For more information and case citations, please see “Federal False Claims Act and Qui Tam Litigation,” published by Law Journal Press (2010).

For more information, email quitam@bafirm.com

Notice

This website is designed to provide general information only. This information is not and should not be construed to be legal advice. The transmission of the information found on this website also does not result in the formation of a lawyer-client relationship.

You should be aware that qui tam claims are subject to a Statute of Limitations. The area of limitations periods is complex. There are also first to file rules, public disclosure bars, original source issues, and varying limitations in pursuing retaliation claims. If you wish to pursue your claims, you should promptly seek the opinion of an attorney regarding the merits of your qui tam claim and the applicable statute of limitations.