Whistleblower, False Claim & Qui Tam
Under California’s False Claims Act, any business or individual who partakes in the following conduct may be held liable for their actions:
- Knowingly Submitting a False Claim for Payment
- Knowingly Submitting a Fraudulent Claim to Receive Payment
- Drafting False Statements to Obtain Payment on a Claim for Services
- Creating a False Record to Obtain Payment on a Claim for Services
- Obtaining Public Property from an Individual or Company Not Licensed / Authorized to Sell It
- Drafting a False Statement to Decrease / Avoid an Obligation to Pay for Services
- Utilizing False Records to Decrease / Avoid and Obligation to Pay for Services
- Entering into a Conspiracy to Commit a Violation of the False Claims Act
Should the Whistleblower file a report against their employer, they are protected against retaliatory conduct which includes but isn’t limited to demoting, reducing pay, benefits or hours, harassment in the workplace, or termination as a result.
When a Qui Tam complaint is filed under seal by the Whistleblower, the accused individuals are not immediately made aware of the complaint. By keeping the complaint under seal, the government may conduct an unhindered, thorough investigation and may take time in determining whether or not to move forward with the case.
We represent clients in a broad range of Whistleblower and False Claims matters, including those pertaining to:
- Consumer Finance Violations
- Energy Fraud
- Environmental Whistleblowers
- Fraudulent Acts Committed by Government Contractors & Employees
- Health Insurance Companies
- IRS / Tax Fraud
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Qui Tam Actions
- SEC Violations
- Transportation Safety Violations
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