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What is this area of law about?

It's about people (such as employees, consultants, competitors, vendors, etc.) who sue someone or some organization on behalf of the U.S.- and/or various individual States, counties or municipalities, to stop fraud and get a reward

 
What does the lawsuit say?

The lawsuit typically alleges that the defendant got federal and/or state (or county or city) money through lies, misrepresentations and important omissions--not as the result of "technical" mistakes or good faith errors. If the defendant loses, it has to pay back the improperly obtained funds and often a fine or penalty.

What does Qui Tam mean?
It's part of an outdated Latin phrase for a lawsuit that pay a reward to whistleblowers who sue on behalf of a governmental entity.

What is the federal False Claims Act (FCA)?

Passed in 1863 to combat Civil War fraud, it's a federal statute designed to monetarily punish people and organizations that defraud the United States. Sometimes it's called the “Lincoln Law.” The FCA has a qui tam provision in it. More recently, a number of States and a few municipalities have enacted similar laws.

What kinds of fraud does the FCA cover?

Just about anything other than tax fraud. There is a separate IRS statute for that. There are also whistleblower laws for SEC, CFTC and bank fraud. Qui Tam Contact



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