The federal False Claims Act and the California False Claims Act allow people who report fraudulent activity against the government to collect a portion of the funds recovered in any resulting lawsuit. For people who report government fraud, retaliation from the offending parties is highly likely, and the need for an experienced attorney is essential.
At the law firm of Baker Curtis & Schwartz, P.C., we represent clients in a wide variety of cases under the state and federal false claims acts. Whether you need assistance initiating a qui tam lawsuit or you need protection against retaliatory activity for reporting fraud, our lawyers are prepared to provide the representation you need.
Pursuing A Qui Tam Lawsuit
When the Department of Justice (DOJ) receives notice of a lawsuit filed on the government's behalf, commonly referred to as qui tam lawsuits, it investigates the matter and decides whether or not to intervene. If the DOJ decides not to intervene, the parties who filed the suit can choose to pursue the matter independently. If you have knowledge of government fraud and wish to pursue action against the perpetrators, we can help you through the entire process.
Protecting The Rights Of Whistleblowers
Most people with knowledge of fraudulent activity are employees of the offending company. It takes a great deal of courage to expose illegal activity, especially considering the likely backlash from the company. State and federal laws provide specific protection against retaliation of any kind against people who report illegal activity. We will be there with you at every step, diligently working to see that you suffer no harm for doing the right thing.
Speak With One Of Our Lawyers About Your False Claims Act Questions
Contact our San Francisco-based law firm to discuss your qui tam or whistleblower case with one of our attorneys. You can schedule a free initial consultation by calling 800-219-1920.