The Whistleblower Law Collaborative is committed to putting the full weight of the resources, knowledge, skill and experience of two respected law firms behind whistleblowers nationwide. If you have insider information about government fraud, this firm will provide the legal backing you need to set the record straight.
False Claims Act and Qui Tam Litigation
Qui tam is an abbreviated version of the Latin phrase "qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso." Literally translated, it means "who sues on behalf of the King, as well as for himself."
Qui tam litigation involves any private citizen, or "whistleblower," who attempts to address fraud and recover losses on behalf of the government by filing a lawsuit. The law provides protection and financial incentives to citizens who come forward with the information necessary to prosecute these claims.
- Whistleblower retaliation — Threats of job changes or job loss, adverse employment actions and attacks that damage an individual's reputation are just a few of the forms of retaliation many whistleblowers face. Federal laws have provisions that protect whistleblowers from this kind of treatment.
- Health care fraud — Fraud targeting health insurance programs often involve things like overbilling, unnecessary tests, kickbacks and self-referral violations. But they can also include the off-label marketing of drugs or medical devices. As long as the fraud targets health insurance programs funded in whole or in part by the government, it can be addressed under the False Claims Act.
- Government procurement and contract fraud — As one of the largest consumers of goods and services in the world, the U.S. government can potentially experience incidents of fraud in state or federal agencies located anywhere in the world.
- Defense, veterans and homeland security fraud — The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security contract out to private companies for everything from the operation of airport scanners to the manufacturing of military supplies. The fraud may be the result of overcharging for services, shoddy work, defective goods or any number of other violations.
- Transportation and construction fraud — A wide range of construction projects are covered by state and federal funds such as government buildings, prisons, schools, roads, highways, bridges and the reconstruction of areas devastated by natural disasters. In these cases, fraud may consist of overpricing, shoddy work, failure to deliver or any number of other violations.
Contact the Whistleblower Law Collaborative
The lawyers at Thomas & Associates and Durrell Law Office have joined forces to create the Whistleblower Law Collaborative. The firm serves clients nationwide. Call toll free at 877-341-5952 to arrange a free initial phone consultation with an experienced nationwide whistleblower, qui tam attorney located in Boston, Massachusetts.