Scottsdale Whistleblower Lawyer
Whistleblowers serve an important role in identifying and helping put a stop to fraud against the government. However, being a whistleblower is risky, which is why potential whistleblowers should meet with an attorney who can help protect them.
Our Scottsdale whistleblower lawyers offer a free legal consultation to determine whether you may be eligible to file a claim. We can also discuss compensation that may be available for reporting government fraud.
There are no upfront fees for having us represent you if you have a case. There is no risk in contacting us today.
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What You Should Know About the False Claims Act
The False Claims Act is the law governing whistleblower claims. It came into existence during the Civil War to try to prevent government contractors from abusing their financial relationship with the government. Over the years, amendments have been made to expand how this law is applied.
The act has specific requirements for filing claims and compensation that may be available to whistleblowers whose claims are successful.
Our Scottsdale whistleblower lawyers have detailed knowledge of this law and how it may apply to your specific situation.
What a Whistleblower Lawyer Can do for You?
When someone considers blowing the whistle on fraud against the government, he or she is looking for someone they can trust to help them.
The attorneys at Phillips Law Group have been giving a legal voice to injury victims for more than 27 years. We understand the many details involved in whistleblower claims.
In your free consultation, we can review your situation to determine how you were exposed to the alleged fraud. We can then determine if there were violations of the False Claims Act or other laws, such as the Dodd-Frank Act, which was designed to prevent fraud in banking and other areas.
Our Scottsdale whistleblower attorneys know that if the government joins a claim, there is a greater likelihood of success. This is why we are committed to building a robust case to try to encourage the government to join.
Our attorneys will also keep you informed throughout the legal process so you know what to expect and understand the progress of your case. For example, if the government joins, it will have control of the case. It can decide to settle or dismiss the case at any time.
Even if you want to settle a case that is being handled by the government, you have to get the government to approve the settlement.
Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to our attorneys. Your consultation is confidential and if we take your case, we will take steps to try to keep your identity from the public record. We understand that employers sometimes retaliate against whistleblowers, even though it is against the law.
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Compensation That May be Available to Whistleblowers
Whistleblower claims are about stopping government fraud and trying to recover money that was illegally obtained through fraud. Since whistleblowers take a risk in coming forward, the False Claims Act offers a portion of the recovered funds, if their claim is successful and fraud is proven.
With the government on board with your claim, you can recover between 15 and 25 percent of the funds. Without the government, you can recover between 25 and 30 percent of the recovered funds.
In addition to financial compensation, you may be owed relief after being retaliated against by your employer. The False Claims Act says victims must be reinstated their old position and receive double back pay. You may also be able to get compensation for additional expenses.
Examples of Fraud Against the Government
There are many industries where people or companies attempt to defraud the U.S. government, in violation of the law. These include:
- Defense contracting – Companies that build weapons for the government may commit various types of fraud, such as submitting a claim for payment for services that were not provided, overbilling for a service, or charging multiple times for a service that was only performed once.
- Energy – There is intense competition to find energy resources on government land. When an energy company secures a contract, it may attempt to pay less of a royalty to the government than it is obligated to.
- Health care – Fraud with Medicare and Medicaid are huge problems. Health care providers often overbill, submit fraudulent invoices, and even provide kickbacks.
- Financial industry – For example, there could be fraud with government-backed loans, like mortgages.
- Research – The government funds a lot of research and organizations compete for these grants. They may falsify data and other information to attempt to get a leg up on the competition and secure a grant.
- Companies that clean up and maintain the environment – The government contracts with companies for things like toxic waste removal and testing of water and air for cleanliness.
There are numerous examples of fraud committed in these industries. Essentially, any time a company falsifies information or conceals things to try to obtain money from the government, fraud may have been committed.
Whistleblowers are important because they are often the ones who spot fraud and come forward to put a stop to it.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Scottsdale Whistleblower Lawyer
Whistleblower cases, also known as Qui Tam cases can be very complicated, particularly because proving fraud occurred can be very difficult.
Our attorneys at Phillips Law Group have detailed knowledge of how to protect your rights. We have been defending our clients’ rights for nearly three decades.
There is no risk in contacting our firm because the consultation is free and there are no upfront fees for having us represent you. We are not paid unless you receive compensation.
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