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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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Whistleblowers Beware

By Reuben Guttman For fraudsters, government expenditures are a license to steal. One thing fraudsters know is that with trillions of dollars in expenditures from federal and state governments in healthcare dollars and bucks for battle tanks and fighter jets, there are not enough eyes watching the till to keep cheaters in line. Now, in response to a pandemic, the government has pushed over $2 trillion out the door in stimulus money. Government dollars will be earmarked for grants, loans, and for the procurement necessary to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate the economic consequences of the consequent quarantine. With government investigators already stretched too thin in enforcing compliance, there will be a need for whistleblowers to pick up the slack. Whistleblowers are no more than everyday honest citizens with an inherent litmus test fabricated from common sense and integrity which causes them to raise questions when they see impropriety. Though the current President has through his words and conducted attempted to cast a pall over the conduct of whistleblowers — particularly as they have lent transparency to his conduct — the truth is that we are a nation whose rule of law was tempered for the better by the work of whistleblowers. Those challenging the statute quo eradicated the evil of slavery, brought voting rights to women, worked to eradicate discrimination in our educational systems, and have challenged workplace harassment and discrimination based on race, gender, religion and sexual orientation. Whistleblowers have exposed unlawful pharmaceutical marketing practices and scams by fraudsters selling

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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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