Under the False Claims Act, individuals who successfully expose fraud against
the government and subsequently recover losses for the U.S. Treasury may
be entitled to a percentage of the total amount recovered. This is known
as a qui tam provision. The qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act
allow private citizen whistleblowers with knowledge of fraud being practiced
upon the government to file a civil lawsuit under seal on behalf of the
whistleblower and the United States. The False Claims Act allows for monetary
recovery by the government of up to three times the actual damages, plus
$5,500 to $11,000 per false claim. For the whistleblower’s assistance
in the case, the False Claims Act provides that the whistleblower may
receive a reward of between 15 to 30 percent of the recovery.
At Hare Wynn, our qui tam attorneys have helped individuals speak up against
illegal, fraudulent, and deceptive practices. Our highly-awarded team
has remained at the cutting edge of this area of litigation, leading a
number of seminars and publishing acclaimed articles regarding the False
Claims Act. We understand the complicated legal process and can help you
every step of the way.
Get in touch with our team to learn more about how our qui tam lawyers
can assist you. Call (855) 997-9319 to get started.
How the Qui Tam Process Works
Whether you are a current employee, former employee, or other individual
with knowledge of a company or organization’s fraudulent actions,
there are certain steps that must be taken when bringing forth a qui tam claim.
At Hare Wynn, we can help you with the following and more:
- Investigation into the alleged misconduct/fraud
- Analyzing the employer or company’s role in the fraud
- Determining when the fraud took place and its effects
- Drafting a written complaint and Relator’s Statement
- Filing the complaint under seal with the U.S. District Court
- Providing representation throughout the course of the suit
Filing a qui tam claim is a complex process, which is why it’s crucial
that you enlist the assistance of a skilled qui tam attorney with experience
in this area of law. With more than a century in practice, our firm is
well-equipped to handle even the most complicated and difficult of qui
tam claims. We are dedicated to finding and stopping fraud against the
U.S. government and taxpayers. Get in touch with us to learn more.
Call our firm at (855) 997-9319 to schedule a free, confidential consultation
with our attorneys today.