The False Claims Act is a federal statute under which individuals (known as “relators”) can confidentially report fraud on the United States government. Sometimes referred to as “whistleblower” or “qui tam” litigation, such claims are most often (but not always) the result of an employee discovering that his or her employer is defrauding the federal government.
If the Department of Justice decides to become involved in the matter, and a judgment or settlement is reached with the wrongdoer, the relator is entitled to a percentage of the judgment or settlement, as well as reimbursement for any attorney’s fees that the relator incurred.
Weinstein Kitchenoff & Asher LLC has helped a number of individuals confidentially report fraud on the federal government over the years. Due to the confidential nature of this type of litigation, these cases are not identified on our website.