Carson City, NV (PRWEB) October 19, 2009
Nevada Qui Tam attorney Tim Terry of The Terry Law Firm, Ltd. in Carson City, Nevada will host an Open House in recognition of the 10th Anniversary of the enactment of the Nevada False Claims Act on Friday, October 23, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the historic Rinckel Mansion located at 102 N. Curry Street in Carson City.
Terry was an instrumental advocate for the passage of the Nevada False Claims Act in 1999. As the Chief Deputy Attorney General in charge of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Nevada Attorney General's Office until 2008 he was involved in excess of 100 Qui Tam cases and was a leading prosecutor in multi-state prosecutions of such cases.
He now represents Qui Tam Relators (known as Whistleblowers) in cases involving Medicaid and Medicare fraud, pharmaceutical and pharmacy fraud, economic stimulus program fraud, and other False Claims Act proceedings. The Nevada False Claims Act ("FCA"), which is similar to the Federal False Claims Act and other states' False Claims Acts, permits private citizens who have knowledge of fraud against government programs to help the Government in recovering ill-gotten gains and additional civil penalties. FCAs typically allow the Government to collect up to three times the dollar amount it was defrauded, in addition to civil penalties ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 per false claim.
The Whistleblower typically receives a percentage of the Government's recovery for their efforts in assisting the Government.
According to Terry False Claims Acts are one of the key weapons in the Government's arsenal in its efforts to eliminate fraud. Since 1986 over $20 Billion has been recovered for State and Federal Governments through FCA cases. Terry noted that these FCA laws have their origins in our country's Civil War years when Congress passed the original False Claims Act (also known as "Lincoln's Law") to address rampant fraud plaguing Union Army procurements.
Terry works exclusively on behalf of citizens willing to report fraud against the Government and to file a False Claims Act case. He is affiliated with nationally known Qui Tam attorneys Mike Behn and Steve Cohen of Chicago in the WhistleBlower Action Network (http://www.whistlebloweraction.com). Terry is also available for presentations on the Nevada and Federal False Claims Acts to community groups, business organizations, medical provider groups, and bar associations.
For more information contact:
The Terry Law Firm, Ltd.