Whistleblower Litigation – Qui Tam Claims – Federal False Claims Act
When you report misconduct by your employers, you have done the right thing. Federal and State laws are designed to protect people who report misconduct- stopping fraud, health and safety violations and corruption.
A private citizen (the whistleblower) who knows that fraud has been committed against the government can bring a Qui Tam Claim under the Federal False Claims Act to recover the losses caused by the fraud upon the government. Frequently whistleblowers will be employees or former employees of the companies that commit the fraud, but they can also be a competitor or a customer.
The False Claims Act provides for recovery to private citizens and their retained counsel to prosecute lawsuits that expose and fight government fraud. Through Qui Tam lawsuits, relators (whistleblowers) may recover the government’s losses from fraud.
Florida also has a statute which allows qui tam lawsuits to be filed by whistleblowers if the fraud involves Medicaid funds or state and local agencies.
The False Claims Act is used to fight Medicare and Medicaid fraud, defense contractor fraud and other types of fraud perpetrated against the federal and state governments.
Contact a Tallahassee False Claims Act Attorney
As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Attorney General of the State of Florida for Health Care Fraud and Economic Crimes, David W. Moye, has experience representing relators and the government in False Claims Acts. If you have knowledge of a fraud being perpetrated against the Federal or State government, contact David W. Moye, at 850 224-6693 (224-MOYE) to discuss the matter.