Alonso Krangle LLP has extensive experience with whistleblower acts, whistleblower law, whistleblower rules, regulations, and statutes and offers FREE confidential consultations.
Melville, NY (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
Attorneys Andres Alonso and David Krangle, founding partners of Alonso Krangle LLP, a national law firm focused on protecting the rights of whistleblowers, are offering their assistance to anyone who wishes to take the first step and discuss their knowledge of fraud against the U.S. government by possibly pursuing a Qui Tam lawsuit under the federal False Claims Act. Whistleblowers who successfully pursue a False Claims Act lawsuit on behalf of the federal government are entitled to receive anywhere from 15 to 30 percent of any monetary damages the government recovers as a result of their Qui Tam lawsuit. The types of fraud eligible for Whistleblower compensation under the False Claims Act include:
- Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
- Pharmaceutical Fraud
- Nursing Home Fraud
- Defense Contractor Fraud
- Contractor Fraud
- Federal Loan and Grant Fraud
If you believe you have evidence that the government is being defrauded, you should discuss coming forward as a whistleblower to attorneys who will take the time and listen to your story. Alonso Krangle LLP has extensive experience with whistleblower acts, whistleblower law, whistleblower rules, regulations, statutes and offers FREE, no obligation, and completely confidential legal consultations to potential False Claims Act whistleblowers. To discuss your potential False Claims Act lawsuit, please contact us today at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, http://www.FightForVictims.com
Whistleblower Protection Law And The False Claims Act
The federal False Claims Act provides U.S. taxpayers with a powerful tool to recover the billions lost every year to government fraud committed by unethical and unscrupulous contractors and businesses. Under the Act, a private person can sue another private party, such as a government contractor, on behalf of the federal government in what is called a Qui Tam lawsuit. The federal False Claims Act provides for substantial rewards for successful whistleblowers, and also protects whistleblowers from retaliation for filing or investigating a potential Qui Tam claim. (justice.gov/civil/docs_forms/C-FRAUDS_FCA_Primer.pdf)
Many whistleblowers are employees or former employees of the companies that have defrauded the government, but anyone with evidence of fraud against the government is eligible to move forward with a Qui Tam lawsuit. If the government recovers damages in a Qui Tam lawsuit, the whistleblower is generally entitled to 15 to 30 percent of the amount the government obtains. Whistleblower rewards under the False Claims Act can be substantial, as defendants can be liable for three times the amount of damages they cause. The Act also authorizes penalties of $5,500 to $11,000 for each false or fraudulent claim by a defendant.
Qui Tam lawsuit
When a whistleblower files a Qui Tam lawsuit, the complaint remains under seal for at least 60 days. While the lawsuit is under seal, the U.S. Justice Department will investigate, and must ultimately decide whether or not to join – or “intervene” – in the case. This investigation is conducted without informing the defendant that they have been named in a Qui Tam lawsuit, and without publically identifying the whistleblower. Should the government choose to join the case, the lawsuit is unsealed, and the government, together with the relator and their attorney, work to prosecute the case. If the government declines to intervene, the whistleblower may choose to prosecute the case on their own.
The False Claims Act provides that only the first person to file a Qui Tam lawsuit alleging fraud can proceed. The Act also has other specific jurisdiction and procedural requirements that must be followed in order for a whistleblower to claim an award. For this reason, it’s vital to that anyone considering bringing a Qui Tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act first consult an experienced whistleblower lawyer with extensive experience in this area of law.
If you have evidence that the government is being defrauded, the experienced whistleblower lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP can make sure your rights are protected, and take steps to maximize your recovery. Alonso Krangle LLP offers free, no obligation, and completely confidential legal consultations to potential False Claims Act whistleblowers. To discuss your potential whistleblower lawsuit, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, http://www.FightForVictims.com.
About Alonso Krangle LLP Andres Alonso and David Krangle, attorneys with almost 40 years of collective legal experience, have focused their law practice on the handling of significant personal injury cases, defective drug and medical device litigation, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse, medical negligence, qui tam/whistleblower actions and consumer fraud cases. A national law firm representing injured victims throughout the U.S., Alonso Krangle LLP is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with offices in New York City, and plans to open additional locations in New Jersey.
For more information about Alonso Krangle or to join the fight and be a part of our team, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, http://www.FightForVictims.com
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