Your Case

whistleblower-tree2Whistleblower laws range from those that simply promise to protect people who report wrongdoing to those that provide protection, anonymity and a monetary reward.  These last are commonly referred to as “bounty” or “qui tam” programs.  Filing in one or more of these programs can result in the claimant obtaining a portion of the amount that the government recovers from a defendant or defendants.

Anyone can be a qui tam whistleblower, not just employees of the target defendant.  Many whistleblower cases can qualify as qui tam cases, but whistleblowers and their attorneys often make critical mistakes that forclose this option.  To ensure your right to file in one of the bounty programs, make sure you retain an attorney with experience and expertise in prosecuting these types of claims.

We’ve provided a few questions to act as a guide to see if you qualify for one or more qui tam programs:

Is the target defendant lying to the government or shareholders?  What about?

Is the target lying to the government about its compliance with rules, the quality of a product or service, or something else?

Is the target defendant lying to the government or shareholders?  What about?

Is the target lying about paying taxes?  What kind of taxes – federal income taxes or New York state taxes?  How much money in the target lying about?  How long has the target been lying?

Is the target lying to shareholders?  How do you know?

To find out whether your claim could qualify for a qui tam award, call our office and ask for a free consultation.   If you prefer, send an email to kathy@lindastengle.com or linda@lindastengle.com, and we will give you our opinion, free of charge.