Qui Tam lawsuits are a type of whistleblower lawsuit with certain federal and state laws that allow an individual citizen to sue on the government’s behalf to recover fraudulently obtained funds (The False Claims Act). The government spends billions of dollars on purchasing goods and services from corporations, organizations, and individuals each year. There is a concern that a portion of these costs may be fraudulent.
In an effort to expose fraud, these types of cases have created a powerful way for individuals to call attention to different types of fraud while providing incentives and protection for the individual bringing the suit. These cases help the government stop numerous types of frauds that impact the government financially. Because of the professional and personal risk involved in a whistleblower case, Qui Tam lawsuits provide job protection for the individual blowing the whistle. This type of litigation is unique and requires a high level of knowledge in the intricacies of this type of suit.
With our strong belief in integrity and experience representing qui tam lawsuits, The Jewkes Firm will fight to represent your rights and protection. If you have witnessed your organization engaging in an activity that is defrauding the US government then give us a call to better understand the rights you have as part of the False Claims Act.