Serving Miami and Other Areas: Qui Tam Lawyers
When a person, company, government or other entity files a false claim or misuses Federal Government Funds or State of Florida Funds, legal action may be taken against them under a false claims act. Individuals who bring these Whistleblower or Qui Tam cases can help the government recover these funds and may receive a portion of the money recovered.
If you become aware of fraudulent activity by a person, company or government that receives Federal or State money, you may be able to bring a Qui Tam law suit to recover money owed to that government. The attorneys at Feldman Morgado, P.A. have experience in prosecuting such matters.
Qui Tam law suits are brought by private citizens on behalf of The United States or The State of Florida. By exposing the fraud or misuse of these funds, you protect the government, other taxpayers and yourself. The private citizen may be entitled to 15%, and as much as 30% of the money recovered. Once a case is filed, a copy is served upon the United States or The State of Florida as the case may be. The United States Attorney investigates the lawsuit and allegations of fraud for 60 days (this may be extended). If the U.S. Attorney the fraud lawsuit has merit, the Government may take over the lawsuit and pursue the lawsuit or settle with the wrongdoer. The Whistleblower still retains their right to receive a portion of the Qui Tam case, if successful. If the Government does not intervene, the Whistleblower and his/her attorney may settle or pursue the lawsuit on their own. If the case is successful, the wrongdoer may pay penalties up to 3 times the amount the wrongdoer has taken from the Government.
Feldman Morgado, P.A. usually handle Qui Tam cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not be required to pay a fee unless and until there is a money recovery.
If you believe you have a Qui Tam case, contact Feldman Morgado at one of our offices in Tampa, Ocala/Gainesville, Miami, Naples, Jacksonville, or Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We handle Qui Tam cases in Florida statewide.