FEDERAL FALSE CLAIMS ACT
Federal Contracting Fraud
The Caudill Law Office litigates claims under the federal False Claims Act, which enables citizens who have direct knowledge of fraud against any federally funded program, such as Medicare or F.E.M.A. to file a lawsuit (known as a “qui tam”) under seal (without the defendant or anyone in the public knowing about the case) so the United States can secretly investigate the allegations in the complaint until they decide whether to adopt the case. If the government recoups ill-gotten proceeds from a Defendant based on the private complaint, the citizen (Relator) can recover up to twenty-five (30%) percent of the overall recovery including fines and penalties.
The United States typically attempts to settle by recovering twice the amount of fraud received by the defendant. Only the person who files first can recover under federal law. Maybe you have direct knowledge of fraud against a federally funded program because you work for a company that is engaged in such conduct. Perhaps you’ve been directed by your company to falsify documents or otherwise assist in a scheme to obtain proceeds from Medicare or another federally funded program. You are still potentially eligible to recover a percentage of the United States recovery under the False Claims Act, that is, if the scheme is not already known to the United States and you have first hand knowledge of it. The Caudill Law Office has pursued cases against chiropractors, podiatrists, oncologists, optometrists, hospital management companies, hospitals, road contractors and many other companies who have engaged in fraud against the United States. If you have direct knowledge of fraud, you may have a viable claim. Check out our Recent Results page to see some of our success stories in qui tam litigation.
The Caudill Law Office handles qui tam cases in Nashville, Brentwood and Franklin Tennessee; Louisville and Lexington Kentucky; Huntsville, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; New Orleans, Louisiana; Charleston, South Carolina; Washington D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; Dayton, Ohio; San Diego, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Indianapolis, Indiana; St. Louis Missouri; Dallas Texas; Houston Texas and throughout the United States.