Qui Tam / False Claims
A qui tam lawsuit is a lawsuit brought by a whistleblower, known as the "realtor," to enforce the federal
False Claims Act. The term qui tam comes from the Latin phrase "qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in
hac parte sequitur," which means he who sues for the king as well as himself.
These types of actions are brought by individuals who have firsthand knowledge of frauds or violations against the government and meant to impose civil liability on persons or companies who knowingly make or cause others to make false claims for the payment of government funds.
The False Claims Act further sets mandatory minimum payments to whistleblowers to help encourage insiders to step forward. Often times these claims can be for millions of dollars, and where successful, a realtor in a qui tam action may receive up to 30% of the government's award.
Our firm has handled these actions before, and can guide you through the process. If you wish to discuss your legal options, Farrell & Thurman, P.C., offers a variety of convenient ways to schedule a free no-pressure consultation. You may do so directly on our website (Schedule A Consult), via phone (609-924-1115), or by email (Contact Us).