Skip to Content

PHONE: 415-441-8669 | TOLL FREE: 888-50EVANS
Free Initial Consultation Available

May 11, 2013 by |

Effect of Governmental Intervention on a Whistleblower Award


The False Claims Act is a step forward to reducing the waste of taxpayer dollars, aiming to impose liability on person and companies who defraud governmental programs. Relator (or whistle blower) is allowed to receive 50% of the proceeds of the lawsuit, including damages and penalties, given within the discretion of the judge and based on the extent of information he or she provided. However, if the government intervenes in a successful whistleblower lawsuit from the information publicly provided by the relator, he or she may be awarded less than 15% minimum. If the individual bringing the whistleblower lawsuit played a role in the fraud or the filing of false claims, his or her award for participating in ending the fraud may be reduced. If a whistleblower has been convicted of a crime based on the same facts that have given rise to the lawsuit, he or she may be dismissed from the case entirely.

            Evans Law Firm, Inc. have significant experience representing individuals in whistleblower protection cases and employment discrimination matters. You may reach us at, or by phone at (888) 503-8267 or (415) 441-8669.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum SuperLawyers Badge Best Lawyers Badge Avvo Lawyer Badge

Our Passion For Justice

415-441-8669 888-50EVANS
Evans Law Logo

Hear What Our Clients Have To Say

Star icons

"I contacted Attorney Ingrid Evans for advice about a financial elder abuse case. She was extremely knowledgeable, bright and informative. I highly recommend her. I am an attorney myself, and know when I am talking to a another excellent attorney."