Large Whistleblower Awards Keep Coming
False Claims Act
2017 was a banner year for whistleblower cases under the False Claims Act. The Department of Justice obtained more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in the past year. Whistleblowers received close to $400 million in awards for the year. Many of the false claims cases involved false claims for reimbursement, kickbacks, and other fraudulent schemes against the government’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. The California whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent whistleblowers in false claims of all varieties including healthcare and pharmaceutical cases. We 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. If you have credible information for a false claims whistleblower case or any other whistleblower case in California, call us today at (415)441-8669 and we can help.
If you are aware of a false claim against the government, you might miss out on a reward if you merely call a government office to report fraud. Don’t make any calls to the government until you have consulted with counsel. To be eligible for a whistleblower reward under a state or federal False Claims Act you must report the fraud through appropriate and timely court filings or an application addressed to the appropriate office of the applicable government agency. This is where the whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. can help. Out attorneys know the appropriate procedures for your type of allegation and know how to organize and present your credible, original information and documentation in the most effective way.
Whistleblower cases are lengthy and complicated, but the rewards can be very substantial. False Claims Act cases and other whistleblower cases such as for tax avoidance or securities fraud may result in awards as high as 15-30% of the amount the government recovers as a result of your information. The law may also protect you if your employer retaliates against you for your whistleblowing and attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. can represent you in any action for illegal retaliation by your employer against you.
If you or a loved one has information regarding false claims in any California county, offshore tax avoidance schemes against the IRS, or securities fraud in violation of SEC and CFTC regulations, contact Ingrid Evans and the other Evans Law Firm, Inc. whistleblower and false claims attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.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 handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.