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What Does Qui Tam Mean?
The term “qui tam” is often heard in connection with cases under the False Claims Act. “Qui tam” is shorthand for “Qui tam pro domino rege quam pro ipso,” which means, “Who sues on behalf of the King, as well as for himself.” A “qui tam” case is one where a private citizen can sue on behalf of the government, which is what happens when a complaint is filed under the False Claims Act. Based on the “qui tam” concept, whistleblowers are rewarded by sharing in the proceeds recovered by the government.
Who Can Be a False Claims Act Whistleblower?
Anyone who has information about fraud against the government is a potential relator. Qui tam relators include employees, patients, vendors, bookkeepers, medical care providers, accountants, auditors, analysts and service providers — if you are aware of fraud against the government at either the federal or state level, you may be able to start a False Claims Act case.
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