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False Claims Act
When Congress first created the False Claims Act it included "qui tam" provisions which permit private citizens to file lawsuits in place of the government against companies or individuals who commit fraud on the government. "Qui tam" is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase, "qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur," which roughly means "he who brings an action for the king as well as for himself."
Any person or entity that has evidence or information that fraud has been committed against a government program or contract is entitled to bring a qui tam lawsuit. The first to act on the information, however, will be given the right to sue. If the government or another private party has already filed a False Claims Act lawsuit using the same evidence, you cannot bring a lawsuit. The government also has the right to intervene and join the action, or let you proceed alone.
Each year, the government loses billions of dollars due to fraud and misconduct of companies and organizations. If you or someone you know has reason to believe that employer or government misconduct is present you may have legal options for compensation. In recent years, whistleblower litigation has helped save billions of government US dollars.
Those who witness these illegal actions have legal options and may seek compensation through litigation. Filing a claim against the entity responsible may result in compensation for the whistleblower that can be up to 25 percent of the government recovery. Billions have been rewarded to whistleblowers!
Qui Tam lawyers understand that their clients may be overwhelmed by the case and even too stressed to deal with the details of filing a lawsuit or attending trial. For this reason, whistleblower lawyers handle every aspect of the case. Call today to confidentially speak to a Qui Tam Lawyer.