The False Claims Act is a federal law that seeks to hold individuals, companies, and organizations liable for defrauding the U.S. government. Under the act, persons who come forward with knowledge of illegal, fraudulent, or deceptive conduct by corporations, companies, or individuals (known as “whistleblowers”), are entitled to a percentage of any damages that the government recovers. At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, our experienced attorneys have the resources, skills, and necessary knowledge to handle these types of complicated claims. We have successfully assisted whistleblowers under the False Claims Act, recovering more than one billion dollars on behalf of the U.S. Treasury throughout our decades of legal practice. Our team is ready to assist you through the entire process, offering exceptional representation and sound legal counsel.
COMMON TYPES OF CASES
The False Claims Act applies to a number of industries. Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton has helped plaintiffs pursue claims under the act in a variety of areas.
Common claims that fall under the Act include fraud in the following areas:
- Environmental regulation
- Government contracts
- Scientific research
When fraud is committed against the United States government, it is akin to stealing from our nation’s taxpayers. Our False Claims Act attorneys are committed to helping whistleblowers stop illegal activities that go against the best interests of our government, our citizens, and our country.
LEADERS IN FALSE CLAIMS ACT LITIGATION
Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton’s lawyers are frequent speakers at conferences concerning False Claims Act litigation, have published numerous articles concerning the False Claims Act, and have consistently advocated for passage of the Alabama False Claims Act. Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton’s lawyers also serve on the president’s council of Tax Payers Against Fraud (TAF). TAF is a national organization supporting whistleblowers in their efforts to expose fraud on the government treasury.