DOJ raises False Claims Act civil penalties

The Department of Justice issued a final rule June 19 that raises the civil penalties in False Claims Act actions, according to Lexology

The minimum False Claims Act penalty increased from $11,181 to $11,665 per claim, and the maximum penalty increased from $22,363 to $23,331 per claim. 

The recent update marks the first time the Justice Department has raised the penalties since 2018. The penalties were adjusted to comply with the 2015 Balanced Budget Act, which requires federal agencies to update civil monetary penalties to account for inflation, according to the report. 

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