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 a previous post we wrote about why the Justice Department sometimes declines whistleblower cases. That post, “My Government Whistleblower Case Was Declined, Now What?” describes in great detail the steps one can take to resurrect a case that has been declined by the government. Not only is it possible to resurrect a declined case…

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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

    …Allied Home Mortgage, Whistleblowers and the Future of the Mortgage Industry by Emily Pfund | Link to original source (104K) Last week, a federal jury in Texas imposed a nearly $93 million penalty against Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corp. and Allied Home Mortgage Corp. (now known as AllQuest Home Mortgage Corp.) and CEO Jim Hodge for issuing…

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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

    … running whistleblower program was passed by Congress during the Civil War and signed into law by Abraham Lincoln. It pays hundreds of millions of dollars in awards each year but most pharma workers have never heard of it. Even better, the law pays awards even if the whistleblower is not a U.S. citizen. The False Claims Act comes with a catch. The law…

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  • Chamber Attempts to Thwart Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law

    …. It is rampant in our society and it hits us where it counts… our wallets. Some types of Medicaid fraud actually endanger human life. We have seen doctors performing needless surgeries simply to collect the insurance money. Abraham Lincoln recognized government’s shortcomings in 1863. He persuaded Congress to pass the federal False Claims Act…

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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

    … have no way of knowing that some corrupt corporation embezzled funds. They simply see empty promises. Luckily, President Abraham Lincoln and Congress authorized ordinary individuals to take matters into their own hands. Yes, President Lincoln. During the Civil War, Congress enacted the federal False Claims Act, a law that authorizes whistleblowers…

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  • From Bankruptcy to the White House

    … bankruptcy protection for businesses, but for personal protection as well. Presidents Who Have Filed Bankruptcy Perhaps the most known President I read about was Abraham Lincoln. Since the debt relief available at the time was quite different, President Lincoln found himself at the mercy of his creditors when his former business partner died…

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