Qui Tam Attorneys
"Qui tam" is somewhat an unusual term, however it has a very clear and simple meaning. Qui tam is a federal law that allows private individuals with knowledge of a specific fraud being committed against the U.S. Federal Government (and in some cases State Government) to bring suit against the fraudulent party on behalf of the government. In other words, if the company you work or have knowledge of is defrauding the government, you can take action and can be paid for the same. Call our Law Firm for more information.
If you come forward and stand up for what is right, you are not only helping the Government but you may be paid for coming forward, call us today.
The Qui tam Laws, which are part of the federal False Claims Act, provides incentive to the "whistle blower" party of a claim. An individual who comes forward and brings forward a successful qui tam suit receives between 15% and 30% of any award or settlement amount, plus attorney fees. Once you begin a legal suit on behalf of the Government, a U.S. attorney has the option to step in and handle the case. If the Government decides not handle the case, you can still handle the case on your own.
Qui tam cases are complex, involving both complicated laws governing fraud and proof, and the intricacies of the court system. If you are interested in filing a qui tam suit, The Carabin Shaw can sit down with you and help review the case for free. Call us today at 210-222-2288.