Whistle Blower or Qui Tam actions are lawsuits filed by individuals who believe that an entity (usually a private business) is defrauding the government in some way. A qui tam action lets the government recover money that was lost due to the entity or employer’s fraud, and may also give the employee a percentage of recovery as a reward for filing the suit. The term “qui tam” is based on the following Latin phrase: “[he] who sues in this matter for the king as well as for himself,” a reference to the monetary rewards that qui tam whistleblowers typically reap from successful claims.
The cases cover illegal activities ranging from tax evasion to health care fraud involving Medicare and Medicaid.
If you have information or evidence about fraud perpetrated against the government, you should call Marino Associates today at 215-462-3200 for a free evaluation.