Qui tam lawsuits are actions brought by whistleblowers against companies
or individuals believed to have defrauded the U.S. government. Possible defendants may include medical personnel, companies, contractors, scientists, and others who have a direct tie to the government.
The federal False Claims Act exists to protect whistleblowers from any retaliation on the part of their employers. If an employer tries to harass, harm, or seek revenge on its employee by cutting pay or hours, the whistleblower may be entitled to receive compensation from the company for back pay, attorneys’ fees, and more.
Possible instances of fraud may include an individual or entity knowingly overcharging the government or charging for goods and services that were not actually provided. Additionally, a defendant may be accused of trying to avoid paying a debt or receiving money from the government by providing false, misleading, or dishonest statements.
While each state has its own False Claims Act, the federal False Claims Act was recently amended to encourage whistleblowers to come forward with information and to reduce the number of obstacles a whistleblower must maneuver around in order to file a qui tam lawsuit. A Florida whistleblower lawyer would be able to file a qui tam lawsuit against an individual or entity you believe is defrauding the U.S. government. In some cases, whistleblowers may be entitled to receive a percentage of the amount recovered by the government.
Consider Working With a Florida Whistleblower Lawyer
Whistleblowers have legal options and are protected under federal law. If you believe you have evidence that someone is defrauding the government, contact Attorney Group for Florida today. We are currently offering free case evaluations to determine whether whistleblowers are eligible to file a qui tam lawsuit. Those that are can be connected with an affiliated Florida whistleblower lawyer who can assist them throughout the legal process. Call today.