The False Claims Act allows any private citizen with knowledge of fraud against the government to bring a lawsuit against the perpetrator of fraud on behalf of the government. If the lawsuit results in a monetary recovery, then the private citizen who brought the lawsuit receives a portion of the amount recovered, typically between 15 and 30 percent. The False Claims Act also allows you to sue employers for retaliating against you for whistleblowing. Whistleblowers who suffer may be able to sue for unlawful retaliation.
The False Claims Act sets up complex procedures that relators (those who bring claims on behalf of the government) must follow precisely in order to preserve their right to receive a portion of the recovery. Please seek advice from an attorney knowledgeable about the False Claims Act to maximize your chances for obtaining a recovery.
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If your case has merit, we are ready and willing to file a False Claims Act suit for you.