President Abraham Lincoln enacted the False Claims Act during the Civil War when bullets were filled with sawdust instead of gunpowder, the government received sand instead of sugar, and horses arrived decrepit or blind. Regrettably, fraud against the Government is still a pervasive problem and extends widely across industries. Employees, including managers and executives, are often in a position to identify situations where an entity is defrauding the Government. Understanding the ins and outs of the False Claims Act and its qui tam and retaliation provisions may provide those who observe fraud against the government a way to stop the conduct.
Our false claims act lawyers at Halunen Law represent whistleblowers (or relators) in False Claims Act / qui tam lawsuits throughout the United States, including healthcare fraud, fraudulent billing to Medicare and Medicaid, pharmaceuticals fraud, medical-device fraud, small-business fraud, and Department of Defense fraud. Contact us today at (612) 605-4098.