If you are thinking of blowing the whistle, contact Nashville Whistleblower attorney Timothy L. Miles for a free case evaluation
The False Claims Act (FCA) is a federal law that imposes liability on any person or organization that knowingly submits false or fraudulent claims to the government. The law was enacted in 1863 during the Civil War as a way to combat fraudulent contractors who were defrauding the Union Army. The law is now used to combat fraud against the government in various industries such as healthcare, defense contracting, and financial industries. The FCA is enforced by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and allows whistleblowers to file qui tam lawsuits on behalf of the government, resulting in a percentage of the recovered funds as a reward.
The FCA imposes strict penalties on individuals and organizations that violate the law. Penalties for violating the FCA can be up to three times the government's damages plus a civil penalty of up to $23,331 per false claim. Additionally, violators can face exclusion from participation in federal healthcare programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. In some cases, violators can even face criminal charges.
One of the unique features of the FCA is the whistleblower provisions. Whistleblowers are typically individuals who work within the organization that has committed fraud against the government. The FCA provides incentives for whistleblowers to come forward with their information by offering them a percentage of the government's recovery referred to as a whistleblower award. The percentage of the whistleblower award can range from 15% to 30% depending on the specific circumstances of the case.
In conclusion, the FCA is an important tool for combating fraud against the government. The law has been used successfully in many high-profile cases, resulting in billions of dollars in recoveries for the government. It is essential to educate and raise awareness on the FCA's powers so that individuals and organizations can be deterred from committing such acts of fraud in the future. The law not only serves as a warning to those considering fraudulent behavior but also provides opportunities for whistleblowers to come forward and blow the whistle on illegal or unethical conduct, resulting in a win-win situation for the government, the whistleblowers, and the American people.
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BLOWING THE WHISTLE, CONTACT NASHVILLE WHISTLEBLOWER ATTORNEY TIMOTHY L. MILES TODAY
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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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