Qui Tam / Whistle Blower Litigation (Governmental Fraud)
Riezman Berger is one of the few Missouri firms with expertise in representing individuals as "relators" in qui tam and similar whistleblower litigation designed to attack fraud against our Federal and state governments. State and Federal law allows an individual who learns of fraud against the government to bring suit on behalf of the government and keep a percentage of the monies ultimately recovered -- often very large amounts. The federal law is known as the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §3729 et seq. and over 20 states have similar laws of their own.
Once an individual files a qui tam or whistleblower case, the government which has been defrauded has the opportunity to join the case using its own prosecutors and investigators. Your case will be thoroughly investigated, well structured, and properly filed to provide the government with the crucial information it needs to evaluate the proceeding and to encourage the government to join the case. Our lawyers will then work with prosecutors and investigators, and even with other qui tam lawyers from other states and jurisdictions when appropriate.