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The False Claims Act (FCA) is a federal law that allows whistleblowers or relators to file lawsuits on behalf of the government against companies or individuals that have knowingly submitted false claims for payment. The FCA dates back to the Civil War where it was passed as a means of deterring fraud against the Union Army. Today, the FCA is used to recover billions of dollars from healthcare providers, defense contractors, and other companies that defraud the federal government by providing whistleblower awards as incentives and providing strong whistleblower protections for those blowing the whistle.
Under the FCA, whistleblowers have the right to sue companies or individuals that defraud the government. Whistleblowers, also known as relators, are individuals with insider information about fraudulent activity. The FCA incentivizes whistleblowers to come forward by offering them a portion of any recovered funds referred to as a whistleblower award. The percentage of the whistleblower award varies depending on the success of the lawsuit, but whistleblowers can receive up to 30% of the recovered funds.
The FCA provides several strong whistleblowers protections for those who have the courage to come forward with blowing the whistle. The law prohibits retaliation against employees who report fraudulent activity. Retaliation includes termination, demotion, harassment, or any other adverse action taken against the whistleblower. If retaliation occurs, the whistleblower may file a lawsuit against the employer. Additionally, the FCA allows whistleblowers to remain anonymous during the initial stages of the lawsuit to protect them from retaliation.
Under the FCA, companies that submit false claims can be held liable for triple the amount of damages sustained by the government. This means that if a company defrauds the government out of $1 million, they may be responsible for paying $3 million in damages. Companies may also face fines of up to $11,000 per false claim. These penalties serve as a deterrent to companies that may attempt to defraud the government.
In conclusion, the False Claims Act is a crucial tool used to deter fraud against the federal government. Whistleblowers play an essential role in detecting and preventing fraudulent activity. The FCA provides several strong whistleblower protections including the right to remain anonymous and whistleblower protections against retaliation. Companies that subvert the FCA may be held liable for triple damages and face significant fines. The FCA is an essential law that allows the government to recover funds that are critical to vital
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NASHVILLE WHISTLEBLOWER ATTORNEY TIMOTHY L. MILES
Nashville whistleblower attorney Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized shareholder rights attorney raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Miles was recently selected by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM as a 2022 Top Ranked Lawyer, 2022 Top Rated Litigator. and a 2022 Elite Lawyer of the South. Mr. Miles also maintains the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating for both legal ability and ethics. Mr. Miles is a member of the prestigious Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association, a superb rated attorney by Avvo, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019) and recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019). Mr. Miles has published over sixty articles on various issues of the law, including class actions, whistleblower cases, products liability, civil procedure, derivative actions, corporate takeover litigation, corporate formation, mass torts, dangerous drugs, and more. Please visit our website.
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