The Qui Tam Process
Once you realize that your employer, a contractor or a competitor
is engaging in fraud against the government, we recommend
that you contact Dozier Law Group. We will examine your claim
in detail to assess its validity. If there is sufficient evidence
to support your allegations, we will file the complaint with
the federal district court, the U.S. Attorney for the federal
district, and the Department of Justice. The government will
then independently investigate the claims to determine if
it will “intervene” and get directly involved
in the case. If the government elects not to intervene in
the case for whatever reason, you can then pursue the case
If the government intervenes and your lawsuit
is ultimately successful, you may receive from 15%-30% of
the government’s total recovery. Relator's awards in
cases where the government participated total over $800 million
(an average of 16% of recovery). In cases where the government
did not participate, relator's awards total over $70 million
(an average of 28%).
As taxpayers, fraud against the government affects us all.
The qui tam law creates a financial incentive for whistleblowers
to come forward and bring viable claims against those who
seek to enrich themselves by defrauding the government and
the taxpayers. While there are some potential pitfalls for
whistleblowers, in cases of significant fraud, the financial
reward to individual whistleblowers can be tremendous. Individuals
have received millions of dollars of the government’s
recovery as a reward for their actions.
Who Can Bring a Qui Tam Action?
Nearly anyone who has knowledge of fraud against the United
States government may file a suit on behalf of the United
States government. No matter whether you are a current employee,
former employee, subcontractor, or competitor of the offending
business, you may bring a False Claims Act lawsuit. Generally,
only the person who is the first to file a lawsuit can be
rewarded for reporting the fraud. Even if one person uncovers
the fraud, someone else can file the lawsuit first and bar
the first whistleblower from sharing in any recovery.
If you believe that a company is guilty of defrauding the
government and there is independent evidence to support your
belief, call (404) 949-5600 to speak directly with Managing
Principal Brad Dozier, an experienced qui tam attorney, or
. We encourage you not to delay seeking legal representation,
as a financial recovery under the qui tam law could be lost
if another person brings the claim before you do.
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metro area, including Alpharetta, Fairburn, Roswell, Sandy
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