A wide variety of cases may be properly described as qui tam whistleblower cases. Some of the typical reasons qui tam claims are filed include:
- Double billing
- Non-GAAP bookkeeping
- Defense contractor fraud
- Violation of manufacturing specifications
- Unauthorized purchasing of government property
- Medicare fraud
- Deliberate delays
- Securities fraud
- Billing for unfinished work product
- Bid rigging
- Developing unneeded features or services
- Non-compliance with specifications of government contract
- Delivery low quality products
The whistleblower who originally filed the qui tam claim (known as the “relator”) is eligible for 15 to 30% of the total recovery. Because some the recoveries in qui tam cases can end up in the millions of dollars, the award going to a whistleblower can be very significant. The attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. fight for whistleblowers with the aim of securing the largest award possible.
As more costs of the healthcare industry are borne by the government, it is expected that healthcare will be a critical area for qui tam litigation. Our experienced whistleblower attorneys are monitoring this sector and are ready to fight for whistleblowers who have information about fraud committed against the government in the healthcare sector.
Qui tam claims promote a critical public interest in reducing fraud against the government and against the American taxpayers. If you know of fraud being committed against the government, please contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. Our experienced attorneys can guide you through the legal process and craft a litigation strategy designed for securing the highest award possible.