Mobile, Alabama Whistleblower Lawyer
The False Claims Act passed by the Federal Government is designed to cover almost any set of facts where an organization or individual is "ripping off" the Government.
The False Claims Act gives private citizens the right to sue the party stealing from the government for the purpose of recovering what is essentially stolen money for the United States. If the lawsuit is successful and money is recovered, the Whistleblower can receive a significant percentage of the money recovered as a way to reward the whistle blowing.
If you have information such that allows you to become a "relator" (a citizen who will be blowing the whistle and asking the McAleer Law Firm to help you) there are things to think about before a Qui Tam Whistleblower lawsuit is filed:
- Is this a claim that involves a Federal agency or program?
- Do you have evidence that will show that the wrongdoer acted intentionally in defrauding the Government, versus making a simple mistake or making a mere technical violation?
- Has the fraudulent conduct been going on recently (within the past six years)?
- How did you get your information? Do you know that this false claims information was not available from a public source?
- Do you have some first-hand or eye witness knowledge of the fraudulent conduct?
- If you did participated in the wrongful conduct, were you just following your boss' or supervisor's orders?
- Do you have documents or corroborating witnesses to support your accusation?
- Do you have what it takes to go through a hard and long fought legal battle?
- Are you willing to become known as the Whistleblower at some point in the Whistleblower lawsuit?
- Once a False Claims Act suit is brought against the wrongdoer, the U.S. Government may participate and, if that happens, you lose control over the Government's investigation, who the Government will sue?
If you are willing to take on such a responsibility, call us. One thing that all whistle blowers have in common is this: the courage and moral fortitude to do something that will put an end to fraud and corruption.
False Claims cases can arise in the following contexts:
- Government Contract Fraud
- Defense Contractors
- Education Grants
- NIH Grants
- Cost Reports
If you case involves reporting fraud and corruption in any of these areas, or any other area involving U.S. Government funds (taxpayer funds!) you can do something about it. You can put a stop to it! Here's something you probable already know: most whistleblowers are fired for blowing the whistle.
Our Alabama Whistleblower lawyers handle not only the Whistleblower cases, but we also bring wrongful termination suits against the fraudulent corporation that fired you and work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for this injustice. In some cases, our clients want to be reinstated - usually after the qui tam action "cleans house" - and we will fight to get our Whistleblower clients reinstated to the position that they lost. Often, upon to work, these whistleblowers are seen as the hero.
Call an Alabama Whistleblower Lawyer at McAleer Law to discuss your false claims act case. 251-341-0116.