FCA/Whistleblower

2. Whistleblower/False Claims Act Overview

False Claims Act Overview

  • The FCA allows private citizens to file cases on behalf of the government, known as qui tam actions, against defendants who defraud the government.
  • The plaintiffs who bring such cases on behalf of the government are called “relators.”
  • The statute provides for a reward to relators to encourage people with information to come forward.