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 sizable 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 an experienced whistleblower lawyer who has successfully litigated claims in the past and who has a successful track record of proving fraud – Our team of Fort Lauderdale attorneys are here to help your case.
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 is 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.
Contact Our Team Of Whistleblower Lawsuit Experts
The whistleblower lawsuit attorneys at Kelley/Uustal have the resources necessary to properly investigate and litigate your whistleblower case recognized by the government. Our of 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 need representation for your whistleblower lawsuit in Florida, contact the team of dedicated attorneys at Kelley/Uustal at (954) 522-6601. We are here to answer all your questions, protect your business, and help you pursue justice.