What is a “Qui Tam” Case?

What is a "Qui Tam" Case?

A Qui tam is a civil lawsuit brought by a “whistleblower” under the False Claims Act. A whistleblower is an employee who reports misconduct perpetrated by their employers. The False Claims Act rewards whistleblowers if their qui tam case is successful and recovers funds for the government. The whistleblower assists with prosecution and can receive part of penalties imposed on the employer.

Qui tam cases empower whistleblowers to help the government stop many different types of fraud. A qui tam lawsuit is filed under seal, meaning in the beginning it is kept confidential from everyone but the government, including the employer being accused of fraud. The Complaint is typically sealed for a period of 60 days or longer, allowing the Department of Justice time to investigate the allegations and decide whether or not they want to join the lawsuit.

Do you have evidence of misconduct against your employer?

If you have evidence that your employer is engaging in criminal acts, it is important that your rights are protected. Our law firm is focused on complex and high-stakes areas of white collar criminal defense and we know how to protect you from retaliation for the information you provide. In fact, the False Claims Act protects whistleblowers from retaliatory acts, including wrongful termination.

When you hire us to handle your qui tam case, we will guide you through the bureaucratic labyrinth of the federal False Claims Act. Further, you may be entitled to substantial reward for the information you provide that leads to prosecution and funds recovered for the government. We have the experience to help you get the reward to which you are entitled.

Qui tam and False Claims Act cases are prevalent in a number of industries. Employers who perpetuate fraud exists in a wide-variety of industries, occupations, and professions. These fields include:

  • Healthcare
  • Real estate
  • Construction
  • Banking
  • Education
  • Securities
  • Defense Contractors

No matter your industry, we are prepared to help you. If you are a whistleblower, or you believe you’ve been falsely accused of filing a false claim or other type of fraud, we are prepared to rigorously protect your rights.

Contact our Arizona qui tam attorney on the web or call (480) 219-1366 for a free 30-minute consultation. There is no substitute for the type of experience and diligent legal representation that a high-quality attorney can provide.