Whistleblower & False Claims
When a company or person defrauds the government, we all suffer. That’s why many agencies, from the federal government to small municipalities, have whistleblower laws that reward people who come forward to expose such wrongdoing.
Callison Tighe attorneys represent whistleblowers who want to expose fraud. Under the False Claims Act, those with evidence of fraud can sue the wrongdoer on behalf of the government. Governments can join the cases, often called “qui tam” actions, but whistleblowers can proceed on their own if the government declines.
People found to have violated the False Claims Act are liable for paying three times the amount the government was defrauded. Whistleblowers can receive 15 to 30 percent of the amount recovered.
Callison Tighe attorneys are ready to represent whistleblowers in a wide variety of cases, including:
- Medicare and Medicaid fraud
- Claims submitted for goods or services not provided
- Overcharges for a service or product
- Collusion with competitors
- Improper medical referrals
- Kickbacks to public officials or private individuals
Callison Tighe whistleblower lawyers have the government and private-sector knowledge to fully assist clients. The attorneys analyze and investigate potential cases, often working closely with the U.S. Justice Department, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and other agencies. They also fight for clients who are retaliated against for pursuing a whistleblower action.
Contact Callison Tighe today to discuss your evidence of fraud, waste or abuse. There is no fee unless we recover for you.