The False Claims Act has unique filing requirements. The whistle blower (which the Act calls a “relator”) files the case under seal (out of the public’s view). The case is kept secret from the person or company that defrauded the government for 60 days or more. The Relator is strictly prohibited during this time from talking about the case, and doing so would only harm the Relator’s chances of winning the case.
The Relator then sends the court filings and other documents to the U.S. government attorneys for their review. The government then investigates the case and can either (1) take it over, (2) allow the Relator to litigate the case or (3) dismiss the case.
David G. Schiller represents North Carolina employees in a wide range of cases — including False Claims Act (Qui Tam).
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