False Claims Act “Qui Tam” Whistleblowers
The public depends on whistleblowers to keep government contractors honest. You can be rewarded for blowing the whistle on fraud in connection with government contracts or grants. If you work for a government contractor or a recipient of government funds through Medicare/Medicaid, defense contracts or other programs, and you have information about fraud by your employer or other parties, you can help the government recover the money it is due.
What Incentives are Provided to Whistleblowers by the FCA?
The False Claims Act (FCA) allows whistleblowers to bring lawsuits against companies and individuals who defraud the federal government. Suits under the FCA and similar laws in a number of states are known as “qui tam” actions. A person who brings a successful qui tam lawsuit can receive 15 to 30 percent of the damages the government recovers from the defendants. Over the past two decades, qui tam suits have become important tools that the federal government and a number of states use in combating fraud in the healthcare, defense-contracting, and many other industries.
Click here to learn more about whistleblower protections for employees who report fraud in connection with government contracts or grants. See also the Westlaw Journal, February 2017, Volume 22, Issue 8: Blowing the Whistle on Fraud in the Health Care Industry.
Why Hire KMB For Your Qui Tam Case?
Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP, represents qui tam whistleblowers who seek to help the government recover money obtained through fraud in a wide range of industries. While some firms have a narrow focus on qui tam claims, we bring our qui tam clients a broad range of expertise in employment issues too. We stand out with our ability to handle all of our qui tam clients’ employment issues, including related retaliation claims and severance negotiations. If you have information about fraud in connection with government contracts or grants, contact the experienced lawyers at Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP, to determine whether your information might be the basis for a viable qui tam lawsuit. Your communications with us are confidential, and without cost or further obligation.