California Whistleblower Law Firm Explains Need to Move Quickly on Qui Tam Cases
03/06/2012 // San Francisco, CA, USA // Whistleblower Law Firm (Press Release) // Jeffrey Keller // (press release)
The whistleblower attorneys at Keller Grover LLP litigate qui tam actions on behalf of their whistleblower clients. For several reasons, these qui tam lawyers recommend that a person who wishes to file a qui tam lawsuit proceed quickly and quietly. They suggest that once an individual has evidence that another person or entity committed fraud against the federal government or against a state government, the individual immediately contact a qui tam lawyer to discuss their situation and to create a strategy for moving forward.
Qui tam lawsuits do not proceed along the same path as traditional lawsuits. Under the whistleblower laws, a whistleblower’s rights may be determined by whether someone else has already filed a lawsuit based on the same information and/or whether any of the facts that form the basis of the action have become public knowledge. Therefore, the lawyers at Keller Grover work with their whistleblower clients to investigate the alleged violations and to bring their claims to the government as quickly as possible.
A whistleblower must move quietly, too. Qui tam lawsuits are filed “under seal.” This means that the information contained in the lawsuit is not available to the public until after the government investigates the allegations and decides whether to join in the matter. By filing the qui tam law suit, the whistleblower agrees to keep quiet while the government is investigating the claims. This means that the whistleblower cannot talk to the media or even to friends or co-workers about the pending qui tam lawsuit.
If you believe someone has committed fraud against a state government or against the federal government and you would like to share your concerns with the experienced whistleblower attorneys at Keller Grover LLP, contact the firm at 866.486.1537 or via email at [email protected]
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