Szura & Delonis has extensive experience representing concerned citizens and whistle-blowers in cases involving fraud against the government. These cases are often brought under the federal and state false claims acts, which provide a private cause of action when someone learns about fraud by a private party to gain government funds. They are referred to as “qui tam” cases which is a reference to the Latin phrase “qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur” which means “[he] who sues in this matter for the king as well as for himself.”
Many of these cases involve fraud against Medicare and Medicaid through violations of state and federal health care regulations. These cases are typically brought by insiders and competitors who learn that others are intentionally violating regulations in order to gain an illegal economic and competitive advantage. The cases are filed under seal and investigated by the government. If successful, the whistle-blower (referred to as a Relator) receives a portion of the recovery.
Our attorneys have represented Relators in many cases, including multi-million dollar cases around the country. We have extensive experience evaluating and pursuing these cases.