Fort Lauderdale Whistleblower Lawyer
Representation for Qui Tam & Whistleblower Cases
Both state law and Federal law strive to protect whistleblowers and encourage
citizens to step forward and report acts of fraud by corporations and
other businesses. The federal False Claims Act offers those individuals
sizeable rewards that are usually between 15-30% of the money that is
recovered in lawsuits.
Unfortunately, corporations that are engaging in fraud or wrongdoings usually
have deep pockets and large legal teams that work diligently to reduce
their liabilities and avoid penalties. As such, you need a law firm with
the experience and resources to take large corporations to trial and hold
them accountable for their fraudulent actions.
Did you know that 96% of all Qui Tam recoveries are made in cases where
the government intervenes? Sadly, the government only intervenes in 22%
of all filed cases, which reduces your chances of winning your lawsuit.
You need a law firm that has successfully litigated whistleblower claims
in the past and who has a successful track record of proving fraud.
Examples of Qui Tam Claims or Whistleblower Claims
There are numerous instances of companies and corporations engaging in
fraud or wrongdoing with the government. Some occur at a state level and
others occur at a federal level. Most of these claims involve complicated
schemes or fraudulent transactions related to government contracts or
organizations. Examples of common whistleblower claims include:
- Health Care Fraud, including Medicare Fraud or Medicaid Fraud
- Government Procurement Contracts
- Grants for Small Businesses
- Federally Insured Mortgages
- Corporate Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- Defense Contractor Fraud
- Financial Fraud
- GSA Contracts
- Construction Fraud
- TALF Violations
- Mispricing Securities
- Kickbacks, Bid-rigging, or Pay for Play
- Cross Charging
Civil Penalties Under the False Claims Act
Violators of the False Claims Act are liable for up to 3x the amount of
money that the government was defrauded. They are also liable for civil
penalties that total up to $10,000 for each false claim that was filed.
A Qui Tam plaintiff who files a lawsuit and reports acts of fraud are
eligible to receive up to 30% of the total recovery for the government.
As a whistleblower, you only receive this financial award, however, if
you win your case and the government recovers money as a result. This
is why it is so critical to choose a law firm with the knowledge and experience in
commercial contingency and
business law cases that you need to win whistleblower claims.
Commercial Contingency Law Firm
The commercial contingency lawyers at Kelley/Uustal have the resources
necessary to properly investigate and litigate your whistleblower case
recognized by the government. Our Fort Lauderdale whistleblower attorneys
have successfully represented numerous businesses and individuals who
have filed qui tam claims. We are not afraid to take large corporations
to trial and prepare every case as if it is going to court. We believe
in justice for all—and don’t believe that your financial situation
should prevent you from seeking justice. That’s why we offer all
our services on a contingency basis. This means that we don’t get
paid unless we win your case. It’s that simple.
If you are in need of a whistleblower attorney in Fort Lauderdale,
contact us at Kelley/Uustal or call us at (954) 522-6601. We are here to answer all your questions,
protect your business, and help you pursue justice.