False Claims Act Laws
A case brought under the Federal False Claims Act can be filed in any state. Qui tam lawsuits can also be filed by whistleblowers under state-specific false claims laws if the fraud involves Medicaid funds or money from state and local agencies. In order for whistleblowers to receive a reward for their contributions to the […]
How We Help
Our Whistleblower Attorneys Help You Prove Qui Tam Fraud Just because you know about government fraud doesn’t mean anyone will do anything about it in a qui tam case. Many people, including some lawyers, believe all they need to do is file a whistleblower complaint, then sit back to wait for a big check to […]
Managing Your Qui Tam Claim
Hoyer Law Group has learned through experience that a claim of significant fraud, if properly investigated and managed, will always command attention. At our firm, an investigator and one or more attorneys will be assigned to flesh out the proof of your claim, and create the formal Disclosure Statement for use by the government. We […]
What Should You Do After You Discover Fraud?
If you have evidence that a company is defrauding the government, as a whistleblower or qui tam relator, you can file a legal action in the government’s name. The whistleblower receives a percentage of any money the government recovers. The mechanism for this is the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. The U.S. Department of Justice has 60 […]
IRS Whistleblower Reward Program Statute
26 U.S.C. § 7623 § 7623. Expenses of detection of underpayments and fraud, etc. (a) In general.–The Secretary, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, is authorized to pay such sums as he deems necessary for– (1) detecting underpayments of tax, or (2) detecting and bringing to trial and punishment persons guilty of violating the internal […]
SEC Whistleblower Incentives and Protection Statute
§ 78u-6. Securities whistleblower incentives and protection (a) Definitions In this section the following definitions shall apply: (1) Covered judicial or administrative action The term “covered judicial or administrative action” means any judicial or administrative action brought by the Commission under the securities laws that results in monetary sanctions exceeding $1,000,000. (2) Fund The term […]
Preparing Your Whistleblower Claim
What we learn from you in our meetings is crucial. Our initial interviews are especially important. In preparing for our meeting, please write down everything you know about the fraud you have discovered. Then keep a pad handy to record thoughts as they come to you. Here are the key areas: Describe the location of […]
Can Employers Retaliate Against Whistleblowers?
Whistleblower Retaliation The short answer is “no.” Section 3730(h) prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee or a subcontractor for attempting to uncover or report fraud against the federal government. Any employee who is “discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed, or in any other manner discriminated against… by his or her employer because of lawful […]