What Is Qui Tam?
Our attorneys work with whistleblowers to fight for justice.
With every false Medicare claim, rigged government bid, or unauthorized use of grant money, the integrity of various federal and state programs is compromised — leaving taxpayers to pay the price. Fortunately, under the Federal False Claims Act (FCA), whistleblowers have the power to save taxpayers billions of dollars each year by taking a stand against fraud.
The U.S. False Claims Act
The U.S. False Claims Act allows private citizens to file suits on the government's behalf when the government has been defrauded through any federally funded contract or program. The qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act allow these citizens to recover damages. A number of states and the city of Chicago also have laws similar to the False Claims Act to protect against fraud. Learn more about the different types of fraud.
See Paul Lawrence and his fellow panelists answering the question: Is government making the most out of the Whistleblower Statutes?