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Mar 26, 2019 by |

California and San Francisco Whistleblower Attorney: California False Claims Act

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State False Claims Whistleblower Cases

The State of California rewards whistleblowers who bring actions (known as qui tam actions) under the California False Claims Act (“CFCA”), Calif. Govt. Code § 12650 et seq. Whistleblower cases brought pursuant to the Act have resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars in wrongfully obtained public funds. The CFCA provides the whistleblower with protection against retaliation. Calif. Govt. Code § 12653. The CFCA is a complex statute, with strict deadlines on filing requirements, and persons who are interested in bringing a qui tam action are encouraged to consult with a qualified attorney. The California and San Francisco whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent whistleblowers in federal and CFCA cases.   We know how effective whistleblower cases can be in bringing corporate misconduct to light.  If you have credible information for a false claims or other whistleblower case in California, call us today at (415)441-8669 and we can help. Our lawyers can also represent you in any action against employer retaliation.

Fraud under State Medicaid programs, known in California as Medi-Cal, is the subject of many California whistleblower actions. Such fraud includes overcharging, kickbacks or money and gifts for referrals, unnecessary services or equipment, inadequate prior authorization practices, and eligibility misrepresentations.  Healthcare fraud against State governments can be huge.  In one recent out of state case, the State government settled a $2 billion whistleblower case involving inadequate prior authorizations for orthodontic work alone. [1] The case settled for $235 million and the whistleblowers are pursuing a share of the settlement.

In addition to cases under the California False Claims Act, our California whistleblower attorneys also handle whistleblower cases before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding tax avoidance schemes and before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in securities and investment fraud cases and in cases brought under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (“FIRREA”) for bank fraud. If you are fired because you brought any fraud to light, you can fight back. You may be entitled to sue your employer and seek double back pay (with interest), reinstatement, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and reimbursement for certain costs in connection with the litigation.  Our California whistleblower attorneys can represent you in any action for retaliation as well as represent you in your underlying whistleblower suit.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has information regarding State or federal false claims, offshore tax avoidance schemes against the IRS, or securities fraud in violation of SEC and CFTC regulations, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other California whistleblower and false claims attorneys at Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement.  We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

[1] Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.

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