What is a Qui Tam case?
Minneapolis employment law attorney Clayton Halunen explains what a Qui Tam case is.
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So, under the False Claims Act I mentioned earlier, there’s a protection for whistleblowers that provides, actually, a reward provision for whistleblowers who come forward. So if a person comes forward with information that leads to a recovery to the U.S. Government, the person relaying this information – they’re called the relator, so they’re relaying information – is entitled to between 15 to 30 percent of whatever the recovery is. So, in some cases we’ve been involved in, our relators, the people who are bringing forward the information in these cases, have been awarded up to $84 million just for bringing forward information to the Government that’s resulted in a recovery.