What are the conditions to consider when filing a qui tam lawsuit?
- The whistleblower's evidence cannot come from a public source such as a newspaper, TV, magazine, radio, court record, etc.
- Federal or state money must be involved.
- Generally, the case needs to be filed within six years of the act.
- The whistleblower should have actual knowledge of the fraud, not just a mere suspicion. Evidence, in addition to knowledge, is also necessary in most cases. The evidence needs to be specific, identifying who, what, when, and where of the fraud.
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