How Much Will I be Compensated for Bringing a Qui Tam or Whistleblower Case?

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The amount a whistleblower can earn for bringing a qui tam action depends upon (1) whether the government intervenes in the qui tam case; and (2) the amount of and quality of work the whistleblower and the whistleblower's lawyer contribute to the case.

Under the False Claims Act, if the government intervenes in the qui tam case, the whistleblower or relator is entitled to 15 to 25% of the amount recovered in the lawsuit. If the government does not intervene, the whistleblower is entitled to 25 to 30% of the amount recovered in the lawsuit. The False Claims Act also allows the for the recovery of case expenses and attorneys fees.

Under the Tennessee False Claims Act, if the government intervenes, the whistleblower can recover at least 25% and not more than 33% of the proceeds of the claim or settlement depending upon the extent to which the whistleblower contributed to the prosecution of the action. If the government does not intervene, the whistleblower can receive not less than 35% and not more than 50% of the proceeds of the action or settlement.

Qui tam cases are complex and our experienced attorneys are here to answer your questions in a free, no-obligation and confidential consultation. If you would like to discuss a possible qui tam case, please contact us online or call us at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787.

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