Qui Tam/Whistleblower Cases
Qui Tam, also known as the Federal False Claims Act, provides that a private citizen may file a lawsuit where he is aware that fraud is being committed against the government. Often referred to as "whistleblower" lawsuits, these actions are brought on behalf of the individual and the government, and entitle the individual to a part of the penalty recovered.
Types of fraud may include Medicare and Medicaid Fraud, government contract fraud and other situations where companies defraud the federal government.
The attorneys at Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens have successfully represented individuals in qui-tam lawsuits. Recently, they obtained a confidential settlement for a person who informed the U.S. Attorney about a company engaging in Medicare fraud.
For more information, please see our FAQs Regarding Qui-Tam/Whistle-Blower lawsuits or contact Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens to speak to one of our Qui-Tam attorneys.Qui Tam Resources:
- U.S. Dept. of Justice
- IGnet: Electronic Network of the Inspector General Community
- U.S. General Accounting Office
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Federal Acquisitions Regulations
- Internet Crime Complaint Center
- National Technical Information Service
- Taxpayers Against Fraud
- Fund for Constitutional Government
- Project on Government Oversight
- National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association