Whistleblower Litigation

Bothwell Law Group devotes its practice and resources exclusively to this incredibly complex and compelling area of law.

Congress has passed several “whistleblower” statutes, hoping citizens will come forward with information that leads to the recovery of government funds that would otherwise be lost to fraud, waste, and abuse. These statutes not only empower private citizens to sue fraudsters, they also protect citizens from retaliation for reporting the fraud.

The False Claims Act

The False Claims Act is the premiere fraud fighting tool in the Government’s arsenal. It allows whistleblowers to file a lawsuit on behalf of the United States, tell the Government what they know about the fraud being committed, and share in any potential recovery. It is a very powerful tool, but its proper use and handling requires care and experience due to its complexity.

Key Legal Issues

The False Claims Act is a unique law containing filing obligations and barriers to recovery that are unlike any other statute. Experienced qui tam counsel is necessary to navigate these potential hazards.

State Qui Tam Litigation

The State of Georgia has passed two statutes aimed at preventing and recovering from fraud committed against the state, counties, or local Governments, including Medicaid fraud.

Whistleblower Retaliation

Both the federal and state whistleblower acts offer protection to whistleblowers so that they can feel safe coming forward with information or recover from former employers if they have been terminated for trying to put a stop to fraud.

Types of Fraud

Almost any misuse of Government money may be a violation of the False Claims Act. Below are some of the more common types of fraud currently being prosecuted under the FCA.