A Whistleblower law firm handles cases filed under the False Claims Act.  Whistleblowers are private individuals who discover and report misconduct, including fraud, illegal price fixing, or tax underpayments, by corporations against the federal government.  When this misconduct is reported, whistleblowers can ask a whistleblower law firm to file a lawsuit on the government’s behalf with the whistleblower as the government representative under the False Claims Act. 

Whistleblower Law Firm Confidentiality

A whistleblower lawsuit is filed under seal with the court initially, which means that only the court, the whistleblower, and the whistleblower law firm know about the lawsuit.  The government then investigates the claim and decides whether to intervene and take over prosecution of the case.  If the government intervenes, it will control the course of the case.  Regardless of whether the government intervenes, the whistleblower is

entitled to an award for reporting the fraud.  Under a qui tam provision of the False Claims Act, up to 15-30% of the damages awarded in a whistleblower lawsuit are given to the whistleblower.  The whistleblower lawyers at the whisteblower law firm, which typically works on a contingency fee, also shares in the award. 

Damages in corporate misconduct cases are normally high, which makes whistleblower law suits a lucrative endeavor for whistleblowers.  For this reason, it is important to have an experienced whistleblower lawyer from a whistleblower law firm.  The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard, are currently investigating whistleblower lawsuits.

Whistleblower Law Firm Cases

Recently, whistleblower law firms have handled cases including a Minnesota case involving alleged fraud by OSHA workers while investigating claims, alleged violations of audit standards by the Boeing corporation, and alleged violations of tax laws by Cardinal Health, a health insurance distributor.  Whistleblower law firms have won millions of dollars for plaintiffs in these whistleblower cases.

There are many different types of whistleblower cases because whistleblowers report violations of many different kinds of federal laws.  Environmental whistleblowers report private misconduct that violates laws like the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act.  If a company exposes its employees to asbestos, that company has violated the Clean Air Act and a whistleblower can file a claim on the governments behalf.  Corporate whistleblowers expose corporate fraud by companies like Enron or Worldcom, including violations against federal tax laws.  Pharmaceutical whistleblowers and medical whistleblowers expose fraud against government agencies like Medicaid, or illegal price-fixing.

Whistleblower Law Firm Lawsuit

If you or someone you love has knowledge of fraud against the government, or corporate violations of federal regulations, contact the whistleblower law firm Bernstein Liebhard for a free claim evaluation.

Published November 17, 2011 by