Berman Tabacco

Federal False Claims Act (Qui Tam)

Practice Areas

Berman Tabacco has provided FPPA with superior monitoring and evaluation services for years, offering careful and astute legal advice. In litigation, they are aggressive yet professional. FPPA always feels well represented with Berman Tabacco.

Kevin Lindahl
General Counsel
Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado

Each year the U.S. government spends billions of dollars to pay businesses and other third parties who file false and fraudulent claims for payment to the U.S. government and state governments. Without the help of whistleblowers, these frauds would often go unnoticed. Such frauds include:

  • Health care fraud (Medicare/Medicaid fraud)
  • Construction fraud
  • Military contracting fraud

The FCA allows private whistleblowers to sue companies and individuals that defraud the government. An FCA lawsuit is filed under seal and investigated by the Department of Justice. These cases take time and expertise to prepare and litigate, and Berman Tabacco has the ability and resources to take on this type of challenging litigation.

To reward the whistleblower, the government can award between 15 and 30 percent of the government’s overall recovery. An FCA whistleblower can seek damages for retaliation including reinstatement with the same seniority status, twice the amount of back pay with interest, and compensation for any special damages sustained as a result of the discrimination, including litigation costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees.

Berman Tabacco has the resources and expertise to litigate FCA whistleblower actions efficiently and effectively.

Each year the U.S. government spends billions of dollars to pay businesses and other third parties who file false and fraudulent claims for payment to the U.S. government and state governments. Without the help of whistleblowers, these frauds would often go unnoticed. Such frauds include:

  • Health care fraud (Medicare/Medicaid fraud)
  • Construction fraud
  • Military contracting fraud

The FCA allows private whistleblowers to sue companies and individuals that defraud the government. An FCA lawsuit is filed under seal and investigated by the Department of Justice. These cases take time and expertise to prepare and litigate, and Berman Tabacco has the ability and resources to take on this type of challenging litigation.

To reward the whistleblower, the government can award between 15 and 30 percent of the government’s overall recovery. An FCA whistleblower can seek damages for retaliation including reinstatement with the same seniority status, twice the amount of back pay with interest, and compensation for any special damages sustained as a result of the discrimination, including litigation costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees.

Berman Tabacco has the resources and expertise to litigate FCA whistleblower actions efficiently and effectively.