Columbus Whistleblowers

The False Claims Act allows private citizens with knowledge of fraud against the federal government to file a lawsuit on behalf of the United States. In successful False Claims Act lawsuits, the guilty party is generally ordered to repay the US triple the amount defrauded and the whistleblower who brought the claim becomes entitled to 15 to 30 percent of the government’s reward.

Do you have knowledge of government fraud? If so, you may be eligible for a monetary reward. To find out if you qualify for compensation, contact our Columbus whistleblower attorneys today for a free case evaluation.

Filing a False Claims Act Lawsuit

All citizens are qualified to file a False Claims Act lawsuit, as long as the information provided to the government regarding fraud is original (i.e., unbeknownst to the US government).

Often, the whistleblower in False Claims Act lawsuits is an employee who uncovers fraud at his or her own business. For such cases, the law protects against employer retaliation and discrimination of any kind. Persons who experience employer retaliation for filing a False Claims Act lawsuit are entitled to additional damages, as well as reinstatement to their previous position or one of greater esteem.

All False Claims Act lawsuits are filed confidentially and may not be viewed by either the accused or the general public. While the investigation is ongoing, the accused will not be made aware of the investigation or who initiated the investigation.

Types of Whistleblower Claims

Violations of the False Claims Act can occur in any industry that enters into a government contract. Often, False Claims Act cases involve Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security and defense contractor fraud. Other types of fraud covered by the False Claims Act include the following:

  • Environmental fraud
  • Federal student loan fraud
  • Federal crop insurance fraud
  • Government construction fraud
  • Government contractor fraud
  • GSA fraud
  • US customs and shipping fraud
  • US Postal Service fraud

History of the False Claims Act

The law was originally enacted during the Civil War when early defense contractors were supplying the Union army with rancid food, infested blankets and defective weapons.

Dismayed by the greed and disloyalty of these contractors, President Lincoln urged Congress to pass a law which punishes those who attempt to take advantage of the government and rewards those who turn in the fraudulent parties. Soon after, Congress passed the False Claims Act of 1863.

Today, the False Claims Act continues to be a vital piece of legislation that helps the United States recover nearly $3 billion dollars annually.

At Morgan and Morgan, we have a number of experienced False Claims Act attorneys who can help you with any legal action involving a false claim. We will work tirelessly to help ensure that you are properly compensated as a whistleblower and that you are protected against employer retaliation.

If you have knowledge of government fraud, learn more about your opportunities for compensation by completing our free, no risk case evaluation today.

For more information on False Claims Act lawsuits, visit our Whistleblower Attorneys website today.

Reviews

Review
" They really care, know what they are doing and treat you as though you are their only client! "

~ Robert

Insurance Offer$200,000
turned into
What we got $1,200,000
Review
" Made this difficult legal matter as painless as possible and helped lead us to victory. "

~ Catherine

Insurance Offer$60,000
turned into
What we got $1,050,000
Review
" Outstanding firm that has their clients interest at heart. "

~ Derrick

Insurance Offer$200,000
turned into
What we got $3,500,000
Review
" They really set the bar high...I highly recommend. "

~ Carole

Insurance Offer$5,000
turned into
What we got $2,000,000
Review
" They made everything hassle free, which is exactly what I needed in my busy life. "

~ Smith

Insurance Offer$5,000
turned into
What we got $367,000
Review
" Helped me every step of the way! "

~ Pappadakis

Insurance Offer$100,000
turned into
What we got $2,602,150

Offices near New York

Panama City
1022 W. 23rd St., Suite 630 32405
Bradenton
101 Riverfront Blvd, Suite 600 34205
Orlando
4495 South Semoran Boulevard, 32807
Orlando
5801 West Colonial, 32808
Macon
500A Northside Crossing, Suite 9 31210
Charleston
170 Meeting Street, Suite 110 29401
Brunswick
777 Gloucester Street, Suite 400 31520
Lakeland
402 South Kentucky Avenue, Suite 402 33801
Charleston
222 Capitol Street, Suite 200A 25301
Evansville
20 NW Third Street, Suite 940 47708

Current call wait: 9 seconds

Client Testimonial Videos

Free Columbus Whistleblowers Case Review

Share your experience and we will call you

or Call Now

By submitting you agree to our Terms & Privacy Policy.