Cutter Law Updates
Sacramento Business Journal (11.7.14): Sacramento law firm, U.S. Attorney win settlement in whistleblower case
Sacramento Business Journal (9.19.14): Local law firm announces national settlement with Medtronic over doctor payments
Press Release (9.19.14): Announcement: Medtronic Has Settled False Claims Act Claims with 46 States
It takes moral courage to stand up and help expose corporate fraud and corruption. At Cutter Law P.C., serving Sacramento and Oakland, we take pride in representing individuals brave enough to come forward to help make things right.
If you have direct knowledge and proof that your employer is defrauding the local, state or federal government, please give us a call today.
A whistleblower is an individual filing a qui tam lawsuit claim against a corporation on behalf of the government. This person has direct knowledge of a company defrauding the government and comes forward under the False Claims Act.
The claim is initially sealed from public knowledge, allowing the government time to investigate and confirm or dismiss the allegations.
If the alleged claims are found to have merit, the government brings suit against the wrongdoer, and the whistleblower is entitled to a percentage of any money recovered, including penalties and fines. This percentage typically ranges between 15 and25 percent of the recovery.
A common example of this is when a nurse or another staff member has evidence that a nursing home is charging Medicare for treatment and/or services that a patient is not actually receiving. In this circumstance, the whistleblower can file a claim under the FCA (False Claims Act).
False Claims Act
In cases involving the federal government, individuals are protected against retaliation such as wrongful termination, harassment or demotion by the False Claims Act. Certain states, like California, have similar protections.
Don't Give Away Your Right To A Percentage Of Money Recovered!
Given that the first person to report the fraud is the person who will receive a percentage of the money recovered, it's important that you don't share your knowledge with anyone else before obtaining legal counsel.
Contact An Experienced California Whistleblower Attorney
Our Swhistleblower attorneys have successfully represented clients throughout California and nationwide in qui tam and whistleblower lawsuits. We are a contingency-based firm, meaning that if we accept your case, there is never a fee unless we win a monetary recovery.
For a free, no-obligation consultation, give us a call toll free in Sacramento or Oakland at 888-285-3333 or fill out the contact form below.