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When you work with a corporation or organization engaged in secret, unethical and illegal behavior, your conscience is constantly fighting with your survival instinct. You want to do the right thing, but you’re worried about your family and your livelihood.
You need skilled legal representation that understands the complex statutes involved. You need a whistleblower attorney who will represent you and protect you from retaliatory actions by your employer.
What Does Qui Tam Stand For?
Qui tam is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase, “Qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur,” which means, “He who sues in this matter for the king as well as for himself.” Under qui tam, a private individual who assists the prosecution in a whistleblower case can receive part of the penalties or damages recovered by the government.
We believe in representing you with skill and passion. Whistleblowers are crucial for a safe and efficient economy, and we make sure you have the protection you need.
If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area and find yourself in need of a whistleblower attorney, please call Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC today at 404-760-7400 for a free consultation.
What is a Qui Tam Attorney?
A qui tam attorney represents private citizens during whistleblower suits. Also known as a whistleblower lawyers, qui tam attorneys work to protect the best interests of the brave men and women who assist in bringing justice to organizations or individuals intent on defrauding the government.
Who Can File a Qui Tam Lawsuit?
Under the False Claims Act, anyone with information about illegal or unethical activities intended to defraud the government can file a whistleblower lawsuit. The government may choose to join the action or to intervene in qui tam cases, depending on the severity or implications of the crime.
HOW OUR FALSE CLAIMS ACT LAWYERS CAN HELP
We respect and applaud your desire to step forward and blow the whistle on corrupt or unethical practices. But the way you choose to do so is crucial. There are state and federal laws protecting whistleblowers, but they also regulate the method by which you blow the whistle. And how do company policies regarding public disclosure and corporate secrets factor into the decision-making process?
Our Atlanta whisteblower attorneys can answer these questions and any others you might have. We help potential whisteblowers working in several industries, including:
- Health care
- Nursing homes
- Automotive manufacturing
This is not an exhaustive list, of course.
It’s important that you speak to our attorneys before making any decisions about how to move forward with your disclosures. We can help you by:
- Reviewing the relevant laws and helping you understand how they apply to your specific situation
- Helping you decide upon a strategy for how to move forward with your disclosures, including the parties to which you will blow the whistle
- Protecting you from any retaliatory action by your employer, including breach of contract lawsuits
Don’t hesitate to arrange a consultation with our whistleblower attorneys. We want to hear your story, discuss your situation and help you in any way we can.
Do Whistleblowers Remain Anonymous?
Many whistleblowers remain anonymous during proceedings. It is possible for a whistleblower to maintain anonymity even through the claims process, but court documents may name the whistleblower, making true anonymity impossible to guarantee. However, part of the job of a whistleblower attorney is to protect you against retaliation and ensure you are not intimidated, coerced, or otherwise manipulated by the defense.
Learn more about whistleblower cases in our blog
If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area and you need the learned advice and counsel of an experienced whistleblower attorney, please contact Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC today for a free consultation.
FEATURED VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
Allergan Inc. paid $600 million to settle a federal investigation into its marketing of Botox. Allergan paid $375 million in connection with the criminal plea. Additionally, the company paid $225 million to settle the civil False Claims Act case. Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC and our co-counsel at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP represented the relators in the False Claims Act case.
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