Published in the January 2023 edition of the American Association for Justice’s Trial Magazine, Partner Renée Brooker and Fellow Jaclyn Tayabji’s article “The ABCs of Qui Tam Actions” gives a broad overview of the legal process for whistleblowers and those who represent them in qui tam lawsuits.
In this article, the TZ whistleblower attorneys explain the basics of qui tam actions, from the parties involved, to types of evidence needed when filing a complaint, to the risks whistleblowers face in gathering evidence, and the ramifications of attorney-client privilege vis-à-vis their employer. The False Claims Act’s protections from retaliation is also discussed.
“Wending your way through FCA qui tam case issues can be complex. Understanding the unique procedures that a whistleblower must follow is key to holding companies accountable for defrauding the government.”
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