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In addition to the Federal False Claims Act, 29 states, 2 cities and the District of Columbia have False Claims Acts.

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The laws governing whistleblowing and protecting whistleblowers can be confusing and complicated.  We have answers to  some of the initial questions potential whistleblowers may have.

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Many whistleblowers face retaliation for shedding light on the truth. These  statutes provide protections for whistleblower.

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False Claims Act Litigation: CLE

Program Date: June 22, 2020 | Over the last several years Americans have had a crash course in the role that whistleblowers play in compliance enforcement. No statute gives whistleblowers a greater role than federal and state false claims acts. These statutes not only allow the government to bring suit to address fraud on the government, but they allow private citizens to step into the shoes of the government to bring suit. Now, particularly in a Covid19 era - with trillions of taxpayer dollars poured into the economy - the false claims acts are taking on even greater importance. This seminar will cover: "¢ what you need to know about these laws"¢ who can bring suit?"¢ what bounty provisions exist?"¢ what are the cases that will arise in the Covid19 era?"¢ what are the pleading and evidentiary issues you need to know? Reuben Guttman of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks, PLLC is a leading whistleblower lawyer and coauthor of a soon to be published text on pre-trial litigation; Adam Hoffinger is co-chair of the white collar defense and government litigation group at Schulte, Roth & Zabel, PLLC and is one of the nation's leading defense lawyers. Click here for more information. Source: https://www.celesq.com/programs/view/false-claims-act-litigation

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False Claims Act Litigation: CLE

Program Date: June 22, 2020 | Over the last several years Americans have had a crash course in the role that whistleblowers play in compliance enforcement. No statute gives whistleblowers a greater role than federal and state false claims acts. These statutes not only allow the government to bring suit

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Best Practices for Remote Hearings

with Judge Amy Hanley and Reuben Guttman | May the Record Reflect Podcast, June 3, 2020. Click here to listen. The disruptions caused by the covid pandemic have suddenly moved the courtroom into your dining room, and our guests are sharing their best do's and don'ts from their respective positions

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What is Qui Tam

In its simplest form, a qui tam lawsuit is brought forth by a citizen, known as a “relator” or whistleblower, against a company, person or entity, that he or she knows is in some way cheating the federal and/or state governments. Since the qui tam suit is brought in the name of the relator on behalf of the government, the government may actually join the case and litigate alongside the relator’s lawyers. Through this website you can educate yourself on the process, the law, your rights and protections and contact a lawyer who can help advise you.

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What do I do?

If I Witness Corporate Misconduct, What Should I Do? Many corporations have internal compliance programs for corporate misconduct. These programs are, in theory, designed to provide an outlet for workers who want to report unethical or illegal corporate conduct. The question of whether to report company misconduct internally is both personal and strategic. Those who have made the decision that the wrongdoing needs to be reported are probably ready to consult counsel. Legal counsel can be very helpful in providing guidance on how to best address wrongful conduct in the workplace.

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Am I protected?

This site lists the various  statutes which protect whistleblowers from retaliation here. Federal law, at 31 U.S.C.S. § 3730(h) provides for 2 times any back pay, plus interest if you are let go, suspended or demoted after reporting misconduct. In addition, you are also entitled to any special damages you might have suffered. This includes reinstatement of seniority status, reimbursement of litigation costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. An employee may bring an action in the appropriate District Court of the United States for the relief provided in this subsection.

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