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Qui tam statutes are better known as whistleblower laws.

Qui tam pro domino rege quam pro seipse. (He who sues in this matter for the king as well as for himself.)

The Latin explains that someone who takes action on such an issue does so not only on his or her own behalf, but also on behalf of the greater population. This is the crux of whistleblowing: when an employee discloses acts of corruption, wrongdoing, or mismanagement, he or she does so to prevent more widespread consequences.

Qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act hold that whistleblowers can sue an entity (usually an employer) and collect a share of proceeds that result from legal action. This can incentivize those who witness or have knowledge of illegal behaviors to “blow the whistle” on these activities.

While doing the right thing is motivation enough for many, the fear of losing one’s job – and thus income – can be a significant obstacle to justice. These provisions, which can allow for a 15-30 percent share of proceeds, help alleviate this fear.

If you are struggling with sensitive information relating to wrongdoing, contact LaBovick Law Group. Our team of experienced whistleblower attorneys will help you put it right.

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