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April 15, 2021

Updated ABA book teaches practitioners to successfully prosecute ‘qui tam’ lawsuits

CHICAGO, April 15, 2021 – A new two-volume guide from the American Bar Association, “The False Claims Act: Whistleblower Litigation, Eighth Edition,” provides a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of False Claims Act case law and best practices for litigating FCA cases.

Author James B. Helmer Jr., whose representation of General Electric employee Jack Gravitt in 1986 catalyzed a revitalization of the FCA and the use of “qui tam” lawsuits by whistleblowers, has argued an False Claims Act case before the Supreme Court and has testified before Congress concerning updates to the statute. His decades of work with the FCA have given him unparalleled insights and expertise.

Practitioners will benefit from this volume’s thorough guidance on litigating FCA “qui tam” lawsuits, including special considerations for discovery, preparing the case, common defenses, common motions and attorney’s fees. The detailed model jury instructions are particularly useful. 

Title:                       The False Claims Act: Whistleblower Litigation, Eighth Edition
Publisher:              ABA Publishing
Pages:                   1,625
Product Code:       1620802
ISBN:                     9781641057905
Size:                      7x10
Binding:                Paperback and eBook
Price:                     $499.95
Orders:                  800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Electronic review copies are available by sending an email to Francine Bennett-Beasley at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Francine Bennett-Beasley, ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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