When you bring a qui tam lawsuit, we are filing a private legal action for our government. However, you are our private plaintiff making False Claims Act allegations exposing defrauding our government by a person or company. Because you have authority to act, you also have opportunities to receive cash rewards for your claims.
Your Qui Tam Lawsuit is Critical to Stopping Fraud
A qui tam lawsuit is simple Latin referring to bringing a case for yourself and government. Moreover, our federal False Claims Act encourages individuals who identify fraud upon the government or its programs, to bring private claims against wrongdoers. Furthermore, this law—dating more than 150 years old—is very effective.
Filing a qui tam lawsuit is known as “blowing the whistle.” When we file your claim, you stand to receive a percentage of recovered damages.
Moreover, under this law, we have a legal tool to counteract fraudulent billings and assorted deceptive claims or benefits. Especially relevant, your unique insider knowledge is critical to exposing these false claims. And, for example, these claims are now common in health care, military, or other government programs.
Bringing a Qui Tam Lawsuit as a Relator
When you bring a qui tam lawsuit as a private person, you are known as “relator.” And, if you consider this title, it simply means you are relating private and important information about fraud. Accordingly, this title allows you to file suit on behalf of the United States.
Moreover, your job is providing information about fraud you know is occurring, past or present. Therefore, in your qui tam lawsuit you provide details about a company’s submitting false or fraudulent claims to the United States. Notably, you do not need to suffer personal losses.
Rather, you sue by having partial interest in our government’s financial recovery. Importantly, you must be an original source for this False Claims Act. So, if your information on fraudulent practices is already public, then you cannot serve as a realtor.
Your Cash Reward is Incentive to Bring a Qui Tam Lawsuit
The False Claims Act provides incentive to relators by giving you between 15 percent and 25 percent of any award or settlement amount. In addition, this law provides payment for your attorneys’ fees. Moreover, under current law, you must have counsel to bring a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act.
Once you bring your qui tam lawsuit, U.S. Department of Justice, in conjunction with a U.S. Attorney where suit is pending, may intervene in your case. Moreover, if there is government involvement, then your claim becomes public. However, initially a qui tam lawsuit is under seal, meaning it remains private.
If your qui tam lawsuit succeeds with government help, then you often receive approximately a 15 percent or 20 percent award. However, if you proceed alone without Department of Justice and win, then you often receive a higher percentage award. Especially relevant, 25 percent to 30 percent is not unusual.
If you have private information about fraud against our government or its programs, then contact us to explore your legal options. Your consultation is free, personal, and confidential. Moreover, you may be taking important steps toward helping fight fraud and receiving a giant monetary reward.