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Do I Need an Attorney to File a Qui Tam Lawsuit

When an individual decides to file a lawsuit, they can choose whether they want to have an attorney represent them in the case. But, do I need an attorney to file a Qui Tam lawsuit? The answer is yes. You don’t have the choice to represent yourself with qui tam lawsuits. If you intend to file a […]

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Can I File a Qui Tam Lawsuit Anonymously

A whistleblower may ask himself “can I file a qui tam lawsuit anonymously”. In fact, the whistleblower must do so, at least at the beginning of the case. The real issue is how strong the anonymity is, and how long it will stay in place. There is no absolute answer to these two questions.  However, there are some […]

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Who is qualified to be a Relator in a Qui Tam action

Who is qualified to be a relator in a Qui Tam action? To qualify as a relator in a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act, special parameters must exist, both formal and informal. The formal requirements are set out by the courts and the False Claims Act itself. Informal requirements go to the […]

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How Does a Qui Tam Lawsuit Work

Qui tam lawsuits work by rewarding a whistleblower who sues a person or organization that is defrauding the US government. Since the government is unaware of most of the fraud taking place against it, it relies on whistleblowers to bring the fraud to the government’s attention. One way this occurs is when the whistleblower sues […]

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deadline for filing a Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawsuit

The deadline for filing a whistleblower qui tam lawsuit is generally six years following the alleged fraud against the US government. This time constraint is also called a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations exists in most civil causes of action. Deadline for Filing a Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawsuit Anyone who chooses to file […]

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Types of Acts Are Covered by the False Claims Act

Knowing which types of acts are covered by the False Claims Act is important. It can determine whether a whistleblower can take advantage of reward and protection provisions under the False Claims Act. While most acts that fall under the False Claims Act revolve around the fraudulent taking of money from the US government, not […]

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