Navigating a whistleblower lawsuit is a complex and arduous task. Individuals asserting allegations that companies are defrauding the Government—known as "whistleblowers" or “relators”—must confront a number of unique challenges.
Relators often take on powerful companies with vast resources. Having the right experienced counsel at your side throughout the legal process is crucial. We take pride with working very closely with our clients. In addition to the Federal False Claims Act ("FCA"), "Lincoln's Law," 29 states, the District of Columbia and certain cities enacted their own FCA statutes. Many contain qui tam provisions that permit individuals sue on behalf of the government’s and, if successful, receive a portion of any recovered funds.
Industries Most Susceptible to Fraud
Types of Fraud
An Anatomy of a False Claims Act
Federal, State and City False Claims Acts all are designed to combat fraud Here is how it these laws work and what whistleblowers can expect when setting out to file a case.
Under the False Claims Act Public Disclosure Bar, Does the Nature of the Documents Matter?
Attorneys are increasingly availing themselves of the False Claims Act as a resource to prosecute allegations of fraud. It is important to know the law in this very specialized field. Here are some potential pitfalls.
If You See Something: Report Something!
There are many effective laws to confront fraud - Federal, State and City False Claims Acts, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the IRS Whistleblower Act. However, such laws are ineffective unless and until a witness to the fraud comes forward and is prepared to "blow the whistle" on such activity.
Has the Third Circuit Effectively Eliminated the Original Source Exception to the Federal False Claims Act's Public Disclosure Bar?
The laws can be very different throughout the country. Here is one important factor to keep in mind when filing a False Claims Act case in New Jersey or Pennsylvania.
Cochise Consultancy v. U.S. ex rel. Hunt (Mar. 15, 2019)
Ensuring that you file your case on time is crucial. In this article I review the arguments presented to the United States Supreme Court on this important topic.
Cochise Consultancy v. U.S. ex rel. Hunt (May 13, 2019)
The United States Supreme Court determined when a False Claims Act case must be filed. The decision is of great importance to whistle blowers who must file on time or their case will be dismissed.
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