Qui Tam Actions

The qui tam provision of the False Claims Act allows an individual with evidence of fraud to sue a wrongdoer on the government’s behalf. Our firm brings lawsuits through whistleblowers on behalf of state and federal governments. Whistleblowers may recover up to 30% of the judgment obtained in the action against the wrongdoer.

Whistleblower Statutes

The State of North Carolina permits individuals to file a lawsuit when fraud has occurred against the State. In these cases, the whistleblower is eligible to receive 15%-30% of the recovery. The IRS, SEC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act also provide avenues for individuals to make claims on behalf of the government.

Whistleblower Protection

As a whistleblower, you are protected. Whistleblowers receive protection under state and federal Law. The lawsuit is filed under seal and the whistleblower is protected from retaliatory action such as discharge, demotion, suspension, threat, harassment, or any other discriminatory action.

A Proven Track Record

Our firm understands the state and federal whistleblower laws. We have a reputation and track record of successfully pursuing cases where fraud has occurred against the government. If you think you may have a reason to blow the whistle, contact our office for a free and confidential consultation.

A whistleblower is someone who reports fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, or the danger to public safety. Whistleblowers typically work within an organization and they step up to report wrongdoing.

Anyone with evidence of fraud against the government may qualify as a whistleblower. The following are a few examples:

Medical personnel
Construction companies
Construction employees
Bank employees
Government employees
Business employees
Knowledge of investment fraud
Knowledge of mortgage fraud
Knowledge of tax fraud
Knowledge of grant & program fraud

The False Claims Act is the statute that is typically used to bring a whistleblower action.

The procedures for filing a whistleblower suit are unique to each case. This depends on whether the whistleblower statute being used is one from the federal, state, or local level. Generally speaking, whistleblower actions are filed in state or federal court.

Recovery is unique to each individual case. But whistleblowers may be entitled to 15% to 30% of the recovery.

You should contact a qualified attorney to review your case and determine whether you qualify.

Yes. Whistleblowers receive protection under both state and federal laws.

The False Claims Act allows a whistleblower to file a complaint anonymously. It is important to hire an attorney who can assist you in seeking and obtaining confidential informant status when available.

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