Are you aware of:
- Fraud against the government?
- Healthcare fraud?
- An individual or company who is overbilling the government?
- An individual or company who is falsely billing the government?
- Tax fraud?
- A fraud being perpetrated by or against your company?
What is Qui Tam Law?
“Qui Tam” is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase “qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur,” which means “he who sues in this matter for the king as well as for himself.” Historically, at common law an action for a writ of qui tam was a writ whereby a private individual who assists a prosecution can receive all or part of any penalty imposed. Today, Qui tam law exists under the False Claims Act, which is a federal law that allows a person with non-public information to file a lawsuit on behalf of the United States in exchange for a reward. This action is more commonly known as whistleblowing. In addition to the federal laws, Ohio also has its own whistleblower protection laws requiring that an employee with non-public information follow specific detailed steps in order to be protected.
You may be entitled to recovery.
If you have non-public information about a fraud on the government, and are deciding whether to blow the whistle, you need confidential, secure, and private counsel regarding your rights and potential for recovery. It is imperative that you seek experienced, qualified counsel before you take action or make any of your private information public.
The act of whistleblowing requires an action-oriented mindset, a lot of patience, and the knowledge and deft hand of an experienced lawyer. These types of lawsuits can easily become complex and difficult, requiring a lot of research, organization, and presentation of facts to prove and support the fraud in question to the government.
If you are in possession of non-public knowledge of a fraud on the government, you will need to act quickly and securely with the right lawyers taking care of you every step of the way. As a “relator” of the information, you may be entitled to receive a portion of any damages received. We will meet with you and review your potential whistleblower action and discuss your rights and potential for recovery confidentially and for no charge for the initial meeting.
Burg Simpson also welcomes opportunities to build co-counsel relationships with attorneys seeking to partner with qui tam counsel. We have a record of success in bringing these complex cases to conclusion.