Canton Qui Tam Lawsuit Lawyers
Exposing Individuals & Businesses For Fraud in Georgia
Qui tam litigation is unique and requires the skill of an attorney who is highly knowledgeable about the nuances of state and federal laws regarding whistleblower cases. If you have reason to believe your employer is engaging in illegal and/or unethical practices, you should bring it to the attention of a skilled Canton qui tam attorney at Hasty Pope, LLP. We know how to protect your rights as an employee, and we can help you seek monetary reward for exposing the unjust practices of a business organization, whether it be in the public or private sector.
What are Qui Tam Lawsuits?
As a type of whistleblower lawsuit, qui tam lawsuits are filed under the False Claims Act. The term “qui tam” comes from the Latin phrase that roughly translates to “he who sues in this matter for the king as well as for himself.” If you are a private citizen with non-public information regarding fraudulent acts against the government made by either an individual or a business—exposing these crimes could entitle you to monetary reward. Please note that claims of unethical business practices must be substantiated in order to prove that an employer reacted with reckless disregard.
What Do You Need to Prove Qui Tam?
All qui tam cases are different, but to successfully prove qui tam, the main thing to keep in mind is that the more evidence you have, the better chance you will have in being able to substantiate the allegations. If you are working on "the inside" and have access to information or documents that show that fraud was committed and was not simply a mistake, this evidence can be used to prove qui tam.
If applicable to your case, another thing you may need to prove is that the defendant's conduct would cause very serious non-monetary harm. For example, if the defendant's actions jeopardized the health or safety of many individuals, the Department of Justice will be interested in this case and provide resources in investigating it as well.
What Protection Do I Have as a Whistleblower in Georgia?
The U.S. Government protects whistleblowers, and it has done so ever since the Founding Fathers drafted the federal Constitution. Laws have only become more nuanced and advanced since then, and the U.S. Congress continues to create new laws to encourage whistleblowing by providing monetary rewards to those who come forward to expose their organization or employer’s wrongdoing. Those who win qui tam lawsuits frequently are eligible for 15-30% of the fraud recovered.
How Do I Bring a Qui Tam Action?
If you have questions about the False Claims Act, Tax Fraud, whistleblower laws, or if you’d like to discuss whether or not you have a valid qui tam case with a qualified employment lawyer, please contact Hasty Pope, LLP for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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$9,000,000 Wrongful Death
Settlement of $9 million in September of 2019. This was for the family of a 20-year-old man struck and killed by a driver who crossed the centerline in Cherokee County, Georgia on May 18, 2018.
$6,000,000 Truck Accident
A tractor-trailer lost control and struck two motorcyclists, both suffered catastrophic injuries.
$5,000,000 Rear-End Accident
A female client was rear-ended at a high rate of speed in Fannin County, Georgia, a county in North Georgia. The negligent driver was following too closely and failed to maintain control of her vehicle.
$2,800,000 Dental Malpractice
A woman sustained permanent injury to her mouth and teeth as result of dental work performed below the standard of care by a dentist employed by a large corporate dental chain.
$2,500,000 Intersection Collision
A woman suffered multiple injuries including head trauma, multiple rib fractures, and a collapsed left lung when another car ran a red light and struck her vehicle in West Palm Beach, Fla.
$2,000,000 Intersection Collision
Our 76-year-old client, Sara, was on her way home from the salon. She was driving through an intersection on a green light when a young driver turned in front of her.
$1,735,000 Distracted Driving Accident
Our client was struck and killed on I-985 in Hall County, Georgia. Our client had pulled off I-985 to secure his load and was outside all lanes of travel.
$1,700,000 T-Bone Collision
A woman suffered permanent injury to her dominant arm after being involved in a collision at Davis Drive and Mansell Road in Alpharetta, Georgia.
$1,650,000 Accident on MARTA Bus
Our client sustained an injury in an accident in which the wheelchair ramp of a MARTA bus closed on her foot in 2016.
$1,300,000 Rear-End Collision
Our client, a 49 year-old small business owner was on his way home from a job when his life was forever changed - he was rear ended at a high rate of speed by a large construction truck.