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Qui Tam “Whistleblower” Cases

whistleblowers-qui-tam-lawyerHave you witnessed fraud by way of illegal kickbacks?

Have you witnessed:

  • Price gouging?
  • Diverting funds?
  • Falsified government bids?
  • Deception or cheating?
  • Violations of environmental statutes?
  • Illegal dumping?
  • Other fraudulent billing practices?

These are just a few of the types of issues that come up in Qui Tam or “Whistleblower” cases. In each of these fraud-based cases, the plaintiff is typically a private citizen who sues on the behalf of the States in order to expose companies and organizations that have deliberately pursued illegal ways of making money at the cost of the taxpayer and consumer. In common law, a writ of qui tam is a writ whereby a private individual who assists a prosecution can receive all or part of any penalty imposed. This remedy remains viable in most states around the country today. California, in particular, has a healthy qui tam procedure to pursue fraud on behalf of taxpayers and consumers. In each of these cases, the plaintiff does not need to have been personally harmed by the defendant. If the case is successfully tried, the person who instigated the charges, aka the “whistleblower,” is allowed a percentage of the recovered money or settlement. If you have witnessed fraud by a company and want to learn more about your rights and potential to recover a large cash reward for your participation, contact Brian Witzer by using the form to the right to have a confidential consultation.

In many situations it is a scientist who knows that a drug is dangerous, despite public claims, or an accountant who notices that the numbers were not adding up. In other cases it may be a worker who notices that a manufacturer is illegally dumping waste or a supplier to a government agency such as the Department of Defense who is overcharging or cutting costs in the manufacture of goods or products. Many large, brand-name or Fortune 500 companies have been found guilty of fraudulent business practices and it was only because someone chose to speak up that lives were saved, and those responsible were brought to light and forced to pay for their misdeeds.

If you have knowledge about fraudulent practices on the part of a business, organization, or governmental entity, Click HERE for a confidential evaluation of your case by the Law Offices of Brian D. Witzer.

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