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Dean Gresham focuses his practice on catastrophic injury, business, and class action litigation. Gresham graduated cum laude from South Texas College of Law in 2000. In 2012, Gresham joined the PayneMitchell Law Group as Of Counsel and handles complex litigation throughout the country. Gresham served as Co-Lead Class Counsel in class actions against Google and other search engines, which resulted in a reform of the Internet Pay-per-Click advertising industry; an electric blanket manufacturer, which resulted in getting some 20 million defective blankets out of the homes of consumers; and the gas piping industry for defectively designing and marketing a building product installed in many new construction homes across the country.
• Super Lawyers: 2013
• Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
When a Click Is More Than Just a Click
In the world of click-fraud investigations, Dean Gresham’s name is at the top of any search engine
Admitted: 2000, Texas
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A. Introduction It is estimated that almost 10 percent of the United States’ annual budget (or $300 billion) is paid to companies or persons as a result of defrauding the federal government each year. Fraud against the government affects everyone and can take many forms. It can occur in virtually every arena in which federal and/or state funds are used directly or indirectly to purchase goods or services from private entities. In general, fraud follows the money and occurs most often in the areas where the government is spending the most money. In the 1980s, many qui tam (or whistleblower) actions were brought against Department of Defense contractors. Since the 1990s, the majority of qui tam actions involved fraud against the federally funded medical health insurance programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Tri-Care. Recently, however, the False Claims Act is being used to prosecute fraud resulting from violations of labor, trade, and environmental laws. Because fraud is only limited by the ingenuity of those who perpetrate it, attorneys and their whistleblower clients must remain diligent in investigating, understanding, and prosecuting fraud against the government. This paper discusses the background and purpose of qui tam actions, how to investigate and prove a claim under the False Claims Act, and the various types of government fraud that exist today.
An article published by several reporters and presented at various CLEs across the nation related to how to establish respondeat superior and other types of vicarious liability.
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