Frivolous lawsuits are discouraged

Because most False Claims Act lawyers work on a contingency basis, they only get paid if they win. This means that they are unlikely to invest time, money and energy building a case that they themselves do not feel will be productive.  In addition, under the False Claims Act, a complainant can be required to pay the defendants attorney’s fees if the court finds that the claim was frivolous or brought primarily for purposes of harassment.