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Stop the Government From Being Defrauded
A whistleblower lawsuit, or “qui tam” lawsuit, is a civil lawsuit filed by a private individual against persons or companies that are cheating the government. The whistleblower not only helps stop the government from being defrauded, the whistleblower may be eligible to receive a reward.
The amount of the reward depends on a number of factors, but can range to as high as 30 percent of the recovery the government obtains from the fraudster.
If you are in need of legal support in your whistleblower case, you need our Atlanta defense attorney on your side as soon as possible. Contact The Rice Law Firm, LLC to discuss your case.
Common Cases in Georgia
The most common types of whistleblower lawsuits are:
- Healthcare fraud: Although the most healthcare providers are honest and primarily concerned with providing quality service, some unscrupulous providers charge Medicare or Medicaid for services or procedures that were not necessary or were not provided. Pharmaceutical companies can be found liable under the False Claims Act for conduct such as off-label marketing, paying kickbacks and inducements to physicians or hospitals, overcharging for drugs, and much more.
- Defense contractor fraud: Whistleblowers have made our troops safer and saved the Department of Defense billions of dollars by uncovering certain types of defense contractor fraud, such as testing and reliability fraud, inflation of costs under no-bid contracts or sole-source contracts, or product substitution.
- Tax fraud: As with other forms of fraud against the government, whistleblowers who provide information about tax fraud or underpayment of taxes can receive a reward ranging from 15 percent to 30 percent of the amount the IRS actually collects as a result of information provided by the whistleblower to the IRS.
- Securities fraud: The Dodd Frank Whistleblower Law is in place to protect a securities fraud whistleblower who provides original information about a federal securities law violation. This law provides for a cash reward to whistleblowers who provide information that leads to legal prosecution.
Contact The Rice Law Firm, LLC Today
Our whistleblower defense attorney at The Rice Law Firm, LLC represents clients involved in state and federal level whistleblower cases. Schedule a consultation to learn how we can help protect your rights today by phoning our attorney at 770-615-0816 or via an email message.