Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln /ˈeɪbrəhæm ˈlɪŋkən/ (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis. In so doing he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was a self-educated lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader, state legislator during the 1830s, and a one-term member of the Congress during the 1840s.
Posts about Abraham Lincoln
  • False Claims Act 101 – Intervened Cases vs Declined Cases

    … in declined cases. Next Steps in Intervened Cases When the government intervenes, many cases immediately settle. Because the False Claims Act allows tripe damages and additional civil penalties, many defendants simply decide to settle in the hopes of getting a better deal. Much like criminal defendants will negotiate a plea bargain with prosecutors…

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  • Nuclear Reactors, Foreign Steel and Whistleblowers

    … funded projects use steel made in America. (State projects funded solely with toll monies are probably exempt.) Cheaper steel is available from China and Turkey but lawmakers want projects built with tax dollars to use high quality, American made components. Two years ago, we successfully brought a whistleblower case under the False Claims Act…

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  • Think Glink

    … thousands of bad loans and leaving the Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on the hook for $834 million in failed mortgages during the recent housing crisis. Under the False Claims Act, that penalty is subject to mandatory tripling – for a total of $270 million. This is only the second case against lenders related to the housing crisis…

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  • From Shadow Branches to Shadow Banks… (Whistleblower Post)

    … relevant and makes us such a great nation today. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln and Congress gave us a law called the False Claims Act (“FCA”) designed to empower citizen whistleblowers to bring actions against fraud and mismanagement of federal tax dollars. Passed long before the advent of “shadow branches” or “shadow banks,” the FCA is still…

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  • One Hundred Million Unsafe Prescription Drugs – Whistleblower Post

    … can only pay awards if the drugs are sold to the government or purchased with government funds. Medicare, Tricare and Medicaid satisfy that hurdle, however. Virtually every prescription drug sold in the U.S. is approved for Medicare meaning awards are widely available. How to Earn a Whistleblower Award To earn a whistleblower award, one needs…

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  • Chamber Attempts to Thwart Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law

    … Pennsylvania Mulls Whistleblower Award Law… Again. Will Good Government Advocates Prevail This Time? There have been several attempts to pass a Pennsylvania whistleblower law in recent years. Currently legislators in the Keystone state are grappling with a bill to establish a state False Claims Act. If successful, Pennsylvania would join 28…

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  • Senator Blasts Kmart in False Claims Act Suit

    … Sen. Grassley Of Iowa Has Come To The Aid Of A Whistleblower In A False Claims Act Case That Could Be Worth Millions Senator Grassley is almost as much of a hero to whistleblowers as was Abraham Lincoln. Congress passed the original False Claims Act law during the Civil War at the behest of President Lincoln. Over one hundred and fifty…

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  • Right to Trial by Combat | Bad Idea

    … Trial by Combat | R.I.P Rowdy Roddy Piper “He Who Represents Himself has a Fool for a Client” The quote above is attributed to the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It might surprise you, but almost every lawyer hires another lawyer to represent him in any type of legal proceeding. Notwithstanding our 6th Amendment rights…

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  • National Whistleblower Day – Finally!

    … to their knowledge.” Decades later during the Civil War, Congress and President Abraham Lincoln enacted the federal False Claims Act, a whistleblower law that remains on the books today. Last year the Justice Department recovered billions of dollars and awarded over $635,000,000.00 in whistleblower awards just from that act. (Our clients received over $100 million…

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  • Where Was The Whistleblower? – Toshiba Accounting Fraud

    … accounting fraud. Our strongest whistleblower law is the federal False Claims Act, a law that dates back to President Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. That law has a long track record of both paying awards and protecting whistleblowers from retaliation. The False Claims Act, however, is only applicable if there is a fraud involving a government program…

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  • Foreign Aid Fraud and The American Red Cross

    … the U.S. and the potential for massive foreign aid fraud. According to an investigation by ProPublica, the American Red Cross raised over $500,000,000.00 for disaster relief in Haiti yet built just 6 houses. According to ProPublica, the American Red Cross promised to rebuild entire neighborhoods after the earthquake. Instead, “confidential memos…

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  • From Bankruptcy to the White House

    … Recently, Donald Trump announced that he was running for President. While his chances of getting elected are slim, it did make me wonder if a former President had also sought bankruptcy protection. As you may know, Mr. Trump has had four businesses seek debt relief under Chapter 11. I found out that several former Presidents have not just sought…

    Joshua Lawhorn/ Bond and Botes- 43 readers -
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