What Is A Whistleblower Lawsuit?
A False Claims Act lawsuit is a civil action. It can be brought by the government - such as a state attorney general or the U.S. Department of Justice - or by an individual whistleblower. A whistleblower lawsuit brought by an individual is brought on behalf of the government.
When an individual whistleblower comes forward with information about fraud or wrongdoing, he or she is taking the first step toward putting a stop to that fraud. The next step is actually filing a whistleblower lawsuit, with the help of an experienced attorney.
If you have questions about filing a whistleblower lawsuit, please contact our office online or at 866-558-4259. The Whistleblower Law Firm offers a free, confidential consultation to individuals throughout the United States who have information that can help put a stop to fraud.
What Information Is Needed To File A Whistleblower Lawsuit?
Certain allegations must be asserted in a False Claims Act lawsuit including but not limited to the following:
- That the person or business who is the subject of the lawsuit submitted a claim for payment to the government
- That the government paid the claim
- That the claim for payment by the individual or business was fraudulent or that any statements made in support of that claim were false
It is not necessary that the person bringing the whistleblower lawsuit was damaged personally by the wrongful or fraudulent acts. However, it is possible that a whistleblower may be retaliated against for bringing a False Claims Act case. An experienced whistleblower attorney can advise you of the specific risks and rewards of pursuing a qui tam lawsuit and can make sure you take advantage of the available protections.
Time Limits For Filing A Whistleblower Lawsuit
A False Claims Act or qui tam lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act must be brought within:
- Six years of the alleged false or fraudulent claim, or
- Three years of when the Government knew or should have known of the false or fraudulent claims, but no longer than 10 years after the false or fraudulent claim was made
It is also important that the information that forms the basis of a whistleblower lawsuit remain private and confidential. An experienced whistleblower lawyer can answer questions about filing a False Claims Act qui tam case.
Representation Throughout The United States In Whistleblower Matters
At the Whistleblower Law Firm, our attorneys have been representing individuals throughout the United States for more than 200 combined years. To schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your questions about filing a whistleblower lawsuit with a lawyer from our firm, contact us online or call 866-558-4259.