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False Claims & Qui Tam Actions

Litigation

The False Claims Act (FCA), also known as “The Lincoln Law,” is the single most important tool U.S. taxpayers have to help recover the billions of dollars stolen through fraud by government contractors every year. Not surprisingly, the potential for recovery results in more “qui tam” — or whistleblower — actions being filed every year, including many unsubstantiated and unwarranted claims.

Walter Haverfield aggressively defends our clients threatened from, and intervened by, qui tam actions. We draw upon our broad experience to help ensure our clients are provided with the tools necessary to respond to government investigations, challenge whether government intervention is warranted at all, and defend them when the government does intervene.

Practice Group Leader

Ralph E. Cascarilla, Managing Partner

Ralph represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of governmental white-collar criminal investigations, including environmental, health care, securities fraud, antitrust, tax, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), federal elections and government procurement matters.

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Our FCA & Qui Tam Difference

Qui tam suits have become important tools used by the federal government and several states to combat fraud throughout a variety of industries. The FCA allows private citizens to sue those that commit fraud against government programs and provides for up to treble damages and awards of 15 to 30 percent of recoveries for those bringing forward cases.

To comprehensively address FCA and qui tam actions, we draw upon our broad experience in government enforcement, securities, and shareholder litigation, health care, and labor and employment practices.

We have the experience and resources to handle all aspects of FCA cases from investigation through litigation if warranted. When confronted with a potential qui tam lawsuit, Walter Haverfield provides proactive counsel to manage all aspects of such matters before either the government or the courts intervene.

False Claims & Qui Tam Actions Team

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U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS® 2022 “BEST LAW FIRMS” RANKINGS
  • Metropolitan Tier 1 (Cleveland): Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate
  • Metropolitan Tier 2 (Cleveland): Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Metropolitan Tier 3 (Cleveland): Litigation – Construction; Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Insurance
2021 RANKINGS
  • Metropolitan Tier 1 (Cleveland): Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate
  • Metropolitan Tier 2 (Cleveland): Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Metropolitan Tier 3 (Cleveland): Bet-the-Company Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – ERISA, Litigation – Insurance; Litigation – Trusts & Estates