Whistleblower Lawsuits

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Each year, hundreds of whistleblower lawsuits are filed and many are settled for millions of dollars. Whistleblower cases are designed to hold public entities accountable while protecting and compensating the victim(s) and/or the whistleblower. The federal Fair Claims Act allows private citizens to sue on behalf of the government and get a portion of awards in cases where firms defraud the government. Typically, the whistleblower receives a percentage of the lawsuit settlement funds.

If a Whistleblower is retaliated against, he or she has the right to sue for compensation. Whistleblower lawsuits have been filed against a wide variety of organizations. Military contractors, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and tobacco companies have all been ordered to pay substantial judgments to whistleblowers. Recoveries in Whistleblower cases that were pursued by the Department of Justice totaled $1.39 billion in 2003. To date, whistleblowers’ rewards for bringing successful lawsuits total more than $2.5 billion. Our whistleblower lawyers are dedicated to making sure that the individuals who risk so much to expose unscrupulous businesses and government agencies receive whatever compensation they are entitled to.