We represent whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases. The False Claims Act prohibits people and companies from defrauding the federal government by knowingly presenting, or causing to be presented, a false claim for payment or approval. The act is designed to prevent losses to the federal government.
The qui tam provision of the False Claims Act allows a person or people to act as whistleblowers and sue the wrongdoer on behalf of the U.S. government. In such cases, the whistleblower is referred to as a “relator.” These cases are known as qui tam lawsuits. A successful whistleblower is entitled to a percentage (ranging from 15 to 30 percent) of the total amount of monies the government recovers as a result of the lawsuit.
Common examples of qui tam cases include medical providers and military contractors overbilling the government.
Any person or entity that has evidence of a fraud occurring against the government should contact our law firm for a free consultation.