Fraud claims are often referred to as “qui tam,” a shortened version of a Latin phrase:
“Qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso”
“Who sues on behalf of the king, as well as for himself.”
The whistleblower who brings a qui tam lawsuit is entitled to a percentage of the money the government recovers. Depending on the amount recovered by the government, the percentage paid to the whistleblower can be tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A Qui Tam Lawsuit may be filed due to:
As of July 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act went into effect, expanding whistle blower protections and increasing potential whistle blower recoveries. Since then, the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and attorneys across the United States have received an influx of phone calls from whistleblowers reporting fraud. As more individuals realize the potential reward for reporting fraud, it is anticipated that Qui Tam lawsuits will rise dramatically.
The Qui Tam Attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley successfully represented whistle blowers in numerous lawsuits claiming fraud against the government. If you have knowledge that your employer is defrauding the U.S. government, please fill out and submit the contact form on this page or call us toll-free at (888) 997-5170.
Our whistleblower lawsuit attorneys will explain your whistleblower rights and file your claim with the government. Do not tell anyone else. The first person reporting a fraud is the person who will be rewarded by the government in a successful lawsuit.