How do you choose a whistleblower lawyer? This is one of the first questions you should ask yourself if you’ve uncovered wrongdoing and have decided to do the right thing by coming forward. Whistleblowers are incredibly brave people who risk their jobs and livelihoods to expose fraud, corruption, and greed. But these cases are complicated and time consuming. They often involve large corporations with deep pockets and teams o...
Any court case demands a certain burden of proof, and suits brought under the federal False Claims Act (FCA) are no different in that regard. However, with the FCA, it’s not enough to suggest the possibility of fraud; when you bring an FCA case, the claims must be pled with reasonable particularity under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure’s Rule 9(b). Because false claims cases have the potential to be extremely compl...
Sometimes, when a qui tam suit is brought under the False Claims Act (FCA), if it is not brought properly, or if the merits of the case are not adequate to meet certain standards, the case can be dismissed. We’ve written previously about pleading a case with particularity, and the need to meet the standards of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) Rule 9(b). (Under 9(b), cases are thrown out for lack of specific supporting...
Anyone with substantive, insider knowledge regarding fraudulent claims against the government should consider bringing a qui tam whistleblower lawsuit, as delineated by the False Claims Act (FCA). Since the 1986 revision of the FCA, which made it easier for a citizen to bring a whistleblower suit successfully, many billions have been recovered. Recoveries from January 2009 to the end of fiscal year 2015 have amounted to $26.4 ...

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