Awards in Federal and California False Claims Whistleblower Cases
Both the federal government and the State of California reward whistleblowers who bring actions for false payment or reimbursement claims submitted to the government. The cases are brought under either the federal False Claims Act for federal claims (false claims for reimbursement under Medicare or Medicaid, for example) or, if the false claim was made against the State, the California False Claims Act. The California and San Francisco whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. handle both federal and California whistleblower cases.
Our whistleblower attorneys can represent relators/whistleblowers in a variety of State and federal cases involving kickbacks and overbilling by government contractors, fraudulent accounting by companies receiving government grants, product manufacturers selling substandard products to the government, healthcare providers employing schemes to inflate costs, and pharmaceutical concerns reimbursed for tainted drugs. 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 of a federal or California false claim or any other whistleblower case in California or here in San Francisco, call us today at (415)441-8669 and we can help.
In order to pursue a federal or California false claims case, you need hard evidence of the wrongdoing; a mere suspicion is never enough. If you have that kind of evidence, do not just pick up the phone or visit the relevant government agency to notify them of the fraud and share your data. If you do that, you will jeopardize your chances for a reward.
Instead, call qualified legal counsel such as the whistleblower attorneys at Evans Law Firm to pursue your case. Our attorneys know how best to marshal your evidence and draft your complaint and litigate your case in accordance with all procedural requirements. Our attorneys have experience litigating false claims cases through the State and federal court system up to the United States Supreme Court.
Federal and State whistleblower cases are lengthy and complicated, but the rewards can be substantial. Federal False Claims Act cases and IRS and SEC 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. California provides for recovery of up to 50% of the money the State recovers plus triple damages in some cases and reimbursement of litigation expenses, including court costs and attorneys’ fees.
Protection Against Employer Retaliation
Both the federal act and the California law protect you if your employer retaliates against you for your whistleblowing. Our attorneys can represent you in any action for illegal retaliation or wrongful termination by your employer. It is essential that you contact counsel promptly if you have information regarding false claims as both the federal and California false claims acts include a statute of limitations. Calculation of the applicable limitations period is complex and should be done with the advice of experienced whistleblower/qui tam counsel.
If you or a loved one has information regarding false claims in San Francisco or elsewhere in California, or offshore tax avoidance schemes against the Internal Revenue Service, or securities fraud in violation of federal securities law and Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, contact the Evans Law Firm, Inc. relator/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 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.