On February 22, 2016, the Department of Justice announced that a group of importers agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a False Claims Act suit against them. The United States alleged a conspiracy to circumvent an anti-dumping order on small-diameter graphite electrodes from China. They allegedly lied about the size of the electrodes they imported because larger graphite electrodes are not subject to anti-dumping duties. The False Claims Act contains a qui tam provision that allows whistleblowers to receive a share of the settlement. In this case, Graphite Electrode Sales, Inc. collected roughly $480,000 for providing information that led to the successful settlement agreement. Successful FCA cases serve to keep trade practices fair and can directly benefit the whistleblowers who come forward to aid in this pursuit. This firm has experience with FCA issues and stands ready to help.