The False Claims Act allows private citizens to sue those that commit fraud against government programs. The Act provides for up to treble damages and awards of 15 to 30 percent of recoveries for those bringing cases. The False Claims Act is the single most important tool U.S. taxpayers have to help recover the billions of dollars stolen through fraud by U.S. government contractors every year. Not surprisingly, the potential for recovery results in more qui tam actions being filed every year, including many unsubstantiated and unwarranted claims.
Walter | Haverfield aggressively defends threatened and intervened qui tam actions. We draw upon our broad experience in government enforcement, securities and shareholder litigation, health care, and labor and employment practices to help ensure our clients are outfitted with all of the tools necessary to respond to government investigations, challenge whether government intervention is warranted at all, and defend them when the government does, in fact, intervene.
We have the experience and resources to handle all aspects of False Claim Act cases from investigation through litigation, if warranted. Rest assured, when confronted with a potential qui tam lawsuit, Walter | Haverfield can take the reins to handle all aspects of such matters before either the government or the courts do.