Department of Justice Increases Civil Penalties for False Claim Act Violations

Recently, the Department of Justice announced that it was increasing the civil monetary penalties for penalties assessed after February 3, 2017 for violations occurring after November 2, 2015.

Pursuant to the 2015 budget bill which requires annual re-indexing of False Claims Act penalties for inflation, the minimum per-claim penalty which rose last year from $5,500 to $10,781, increases to $10,957. The maximum per-claim penalty, which rose from $11,000 to $21,563 last year, increases to $21,916. The penalties will continue to be adjusted each year to reflect changes in the inflation rate.

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