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9th Circuit: A Relator's Fee paid to Whistle Blower is Ordinary Income
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Posted by Robin Mashal on 07.19.12 in Tax Law

 
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I am a litigation lawyer, licensed to practice law in the State of California. You can reach me by phone at (310) 286-2000.
Plaintiff filed a "whistle blower" (qui tam) action under the False Claims Act (FCA), claiming some hospitals were involved in insurance fraud. The United States intervened and obtained a large settlement, and paid a...