Whistleblower (False Claims Act)
Under the False Claims Act and similar state laws, a private citizen has the right to file a lawsuit on behalf of the government against anyone that defrauds the government. This type of action is often referred to as a qui tam, relator, or “whistleblower” lawsuit. If the lawsuit is successful, then the private citizen may receive compensation from the government’s recovery (ranging from 15 to 30 percent) for providing information about the fraudulent conduct. Federal and state laws also protect employees who report fraudulent activity from retaliation by their employers.
We protect the rights of the taxpayers to keep companies from defrauding our national, state, and local governments. Our lawyers have obtained over $700 million dollars in verdicts, settlements and other benefits on behalf of our clients. Our philosophy is simple. We make it our mission to provide you with the most aggressive, efficient, and effective representation possible. We accomplish this by investing in talented, dedicated and multi-dimensional professionals and arming them with cutting-edge technology.
If you believe that you have information regarding someone defrauding the government, please call our office today at 800-550-2106 for a free legal consultation to investigate your situation and analyze your rights and remedies.