Qui Tam (False Claims Act)

QUI TAM (“WHISTLEBLOWER”) LAWSUITS UNDER FEDERAL FALSE CLAIMS ACT

The Federal False Claims Act has been a successful weapon in countering fraud against taxpayers. Many billions have been recovered by the federal government as a result of false claims lawsuits. Federal False Claims Act prohibits any individual or business from submitting, or causing someone else to submit, to the government a false or fraudulent claim for payment. These false claims acts apply to all types of goods, services and government contracting, and have been particularly effective in countering:

Federal False Claims Act is so effective in fighting fraud because it encourages ordinary citizen whistleblowers to come forward and file a lawsuit in the name of all taxpayers. These lawsuits, known as qui tam (or whistleblower) lawsuits, bring to light fraud on the government that would likely have gone undetected without the hard work and courage of whistleblowers. To learn how it works, click here.

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