Difference between revisions of "False Claims Act"

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A '''qui tam whistleblower''' can be eligible for a large recovery.  But there are many pitfalls and obstacles to proving liability, and there are unique rules and procedures that govern qui tam whistleblower cases. Therefore, it is critical to retain an experienced False Claims Act whistleblower lawyer to maximize your recovery.
A '''qui tam whistleblower''' can be eligible for a large recovery.  But there are many pitfalls and obstacles to proving liability, and there are unique rules and procedures that govern qui tam whistleblower cases. Therefore, it is critical to retain an experienced False Claims Act whistleblower lawyer to maximize your recovery.


=='''The False Claims Act Protects Whistleblowers from Retaliation'''==
='''The False Claims Act Protects Whistleblowers from Retaliation'''=


The False Claims Act (“FCA”) protects employees, contractors, and agents who engage in protected activity from retaliation in the form of their being “discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed, or in any other manner discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment.” 31 U.S.C. § 3730(h)(1).
The False Claims Act (“FCA”) protects employees, contractors, and agents who engage in protected activity from retaliation in the form of their being “discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed, or in any other manner discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment.” 31 U.S.C. § 3730(h)(1).


False Claims Act whistleblower protection extends not only to employees and contractors, but also to partners. ''See U.S. ex rel. Kraemer v. United Dairies, L.L.P.'', 2019 WL 2233053 (D. Minn. May 23, 2019); ''Munson Hardisty, LLC v. Legacy Point Apartments, LLC'', 359 F. Supp. 3d 546, 558 (E.D. Tenn. 2019) (LLC that was general contractor on defendant’s construction project was proper FCA plaintiff).  In addition, the '''False Claims Act whistleblower protection law''' extends to physicians with staff privileges at a hospital. ''Powers v. Peoples Cmty. Hosp. Auth.'', 455 N.W.2d 371, 374 (Mich. Ct. App. 1990); ''El-Khalil v. Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.'', No. 19-12822, E.D. Mich. April 20, 2020.
False Claims Act whistleblower protection extends not only to employees and contractors, but also to partners. ''See U.S. ex rel. Kraemer v. United Dairies, L.L.P.'', 2019 WL 2233053 (D. Minn. May 23, 2019); ''Munson Hardisty, LLC v. Legacy Point Apartments, LLC'', 359 F. Supp. 3d 546, 558 (E.D. Tenn. 2019) (LLC that was general contractor on defendant’s construction project was proper FCA plaintiff).  In addition, the '''False Claims Act whistleblower protection law''' extends to physicians with staff privileges at a hospital. ''Powers v. Peoples Cmty. Hosp. Auth.'', 455 N.W.2d 371, 374 (Mich. Ct. App. 1990); [https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=7152881440929489314&hl=en&as_sdt=20000006 ''El-Khalil v. Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.''], No. 19-12822, E.D. Mich. April 20, 2020.


=='''Examples of False Claims Act Violations'''==
=='''Examples of False Claims Act Violations'''==