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About Whistleblower Claims
When an individual has knowledge of an organization or company’s activities and is able to provide substantial information regarding corruption, fraud, or other illegal activity, this may be considered a whistleblower lawsuit. These individuals, commonly referred to as “whistleblowers,” are often employees, contractors, and former employees who have access to that organization or company’s internal data, documents, or information.
Federal and State laws protect and compensate whistleblowers, most often for cases in which the individual has brought forth information regarding a corporation that has committed fraud against the government and taxpayers. Specifically, under the False Claims Act, the qui tam provisions provide whistleblowers with compensation when the government is able to recover money as a result of the information provided. The whistleblower may even receive a percentage, often 20 to 30 percent, of the amounts recovered by the government. Some states even provide special protections for those who bring forth information regarding fraudulent activities against the state.
When these whistleblowers are brave enough to come forward with this information and expose illegal wrongdoings of the public or private sector, this may sometimes result in retaliation by that organization or company. For cases in which a whistleblower is retaliated against by their former employer, they may have been fired, demoted, or discriminated against in one way or another for divulging this information. For this reason, it is imperative that whistleblowers obtain effective representation in order to advocate and protect their rights under the False Claims Act. It is also important to hire competent legal counsel to properly investigate a whistleblower claim, examine all viable options for the claim, and to pursue the highest possible compensation.
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IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE EXTENSIVE INFORMATION REGARDING FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY BY A COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION, YOU MAY HAVE A WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIM, WHICH COULD BE PROTECTED UNDER THE FEDERAL FALSE CLAIMS ACT. PLEASE CALL OUR FIRM AT (888) 635 - 2250 FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.
If you believe that you have substantial evidence about fraud committed by your employer or coworkers, and if you are willing to present this information in a lawsuit on behalf of the government against that corporation, please contact our firm immediately for a free, no obligation consultation. Our attorneys will also provide information on how to protect your rights as a whistleblower and to protect your identity through anonymity provisions. These cases are time sensitive, so please do not wait to contact an attorney for more information.
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