Under the Federal False Claims Act, people can bring private lawsuits—also known as qui tam or whistle-blower lawsuits—against businesses that are defrauding the U.S. government.
Typically, employees inside a business that is defrauding the government have knowledge of their company’s fraudulent behavior. For this reason, the False Claims Act incentives these employees and others—known as relators—to come forward with information concerning frauds against the government. And when the governmental succeeds in recovering based on a relator’s information, the relator has the potential to receive a relator award ranging from 15-25% of the government’s recovery.
Some of the more common types of fraud that form basis for a whistle-blower lawsuits include:
If you have knowledge of a scheme to defraud the government, we can help you properly bring this scheme to the government’s attention while protecting your potential stake in it. To schedule a free initial consultation, please call 216.622.1851 or email us at [email protected].