Whistleblower or Qui Tam

Atlanta, Lawrenceville and Roswell Whistleblower or Qui Tam Attorneys

Whistleblowers are people who have information about a company’s or government’s fraudulent, corrupt or other illegal activities and have the courage and integrity to stand up and call attention to it. Whistleblowers are often employees, former employees and others who have access to company documents and internal information. Mason & Associates, PC represents whistleblowers all across the United States.

Whistleblowers are rewarded for their efforts. According to the False Claims Act, if the government recovers money because of information a whistleblower provides, he or she will receive a portion of the funds. Typically, the whistleblower receives 20 to 30 percent of the amount recovered. In many states, similar laws reward those who blow the whistle on fraud against the state government.

Whistleblower lawsuits False Claims Act cases frequently involve fraud by government contractors in connection with a government contract (ex: defense contractors), or involve improper charges by healthcare companies to Medicare or Medicaid or similar state healthcare programs. When a False Claims Act or qui tam lawsuit is filed, it is initially filed under seal so the public cannot have immediate access to the allegations or to the identity of the whistleblower.

Retaliation The False Claims Act protects whistleblowers and makes it is illegal to retaliate against them. However, sometimes whistleblowers pay a price for doing the right thing. They may be fired, demoted or otherwise discriminated against at work for speaking out. When that happens, the attorneys of Mason & Associates, PC can help by filing a wrongful termination lawsuit.

Lincoln's Law The history of the whistleblower lawsuit goes back to the Civil War era. Companies supplying goods to the Union Army cheated the government then, just as some do today. They charged the government for quality goods while suppling poorly made uniforms, broken equipment, etc. President Lincoln himself devised a plan for holding these wrongdoers responsible. The False Claims Act (sometimes called “Lincoln’s Law”) was enacted into law in 1863 and was intended to root out fraud against the government…and to encourage individuals who are aware of fraud against the government to bring information forward.

If you have evidence of fraud against the government or corruption at a private company, the attorneys of Mason & Associates, PC will investigate your claim, advise you on your options and protect your rights. Please call 770-982-1800 or e-mail one of our attorneys right away. There is no charge. We would be happy to discuss your case.

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