The U.S. Government Accountability Office has posted on its website a copy of the briefing they prepared for Congress on False Claims Act litigation.
The report shows that health care and procurement fraud constitute about 79 percent of all qui tam cases; that the median relator share was $123,885; and the median FCA recovery in a qui tam case was $784,597.
5,129 qui tam cases have been filed in federal court from 1987 through 2005, as well as 3,740 non-qui tam FCA cases.
Ten percent of qui tam cases were filed in Los Angeles, more than in any other district, with the four California district courts accounting for nearly 19 percent of all qui tam filings.
The full text of the report, GAO-06-320R, can be found at the GAO website.