How Do Qui Tam Attorneys Help?
Qui tam attorneys file lawsuits on behalf of whistleblowers who have knowledge of a company, organization, or individual that is defrauding the government. These lawsuits are brought by a whistleblower on behalf of the government, and are typically brought under the False Claims Act, or corresponding state law, such as the California False Claims Act.
Our qui tam attorneys can help prepare the strongest case possible, and ensure that the protections and rewards available under the law are preserved.
Qui Tam Attorneys & Lawsuits
Whistleblowers who bring qui tam lawsuits may sue companies for three times the government’s damages, and can receive a percentage of the funds recovered for the government. Qui tam whistleblowers are also typically protected from employer retaliation, and may sue for reinstatement if they are discriminated against.
According to the Department of Justice, from January 2009 to February 2011, the Federal Government recovered nearly $7 billion through qui tam lawsuits, about $5.5 billion of which involved fraud against federal healthcare programs. Some common types of qui tam lawsuits include:
The SEC Whistleblower Program and IRS Whistleblower program are similar to a qui tam lawsuit, but are brought under different whistleblower laws.
Contact a Qui Tam Attorney
If you have information concerning a possible qui tam lawsuit, please fill out the form to the right or call toll-free (866) 981-4800 to speak with one of our whistleblower attorneys.
Why Girard Gibbs?
Girard Gibbs represents consumers, investors, employees, and businesses in cases involving consumer protection, personal injury, securities, antitrust, employment litigation and arbitration. The firm’s senior partners, Daniel Girard and Eric Gibbs, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 and Northern California Super Lawyers, and have earned AV-Preeminent ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing them in the highest class of attorneys for professional ethics and legal skills.