If you work for a corporation that you know is committing fraud against the government, you can file a whistleblower lawsuit to attempt to hold them accountable. If you can prove corporate fraud occurred, you may be entitled to compensation.
The Cincinnati corporate fraud attorneys at O'Connor, Acciani & Levy can guide you through every step of your whistleblower lawsuit, fighting to hold your employer accountable and obtain all the compensation you deserve. If you face retaliation for coming forward, such as termination, demotion or denial of a promotion, we can pursue restitution.
The attorneys have decades of combined experience pursuing justice and compensation for our clients. We offer a free, no obligation legal consultation so you can discuss your situation. If we take your case, we will not charge for representing you unless we are successful.
According to the federal False Claims Act (United States Code § 3729), corporate fraud occurs when one or more people at a corporation engage in any of the following activities to defraud the government:
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Corporate fraud against the government happens in many different industries and involves many types of transactions. That is why our Cincinnati corporate fraud attorneys are prepared to handle cases involving many types of corporate fraud, including:
If you know about any type of corporate fraud, you can help put a stop to it by filing a whistleblower lawsuit. Our corporate fraud attorneys in Cincinnati have in-depth knowledge of laws governing these types of cases and what it takes to be successful.
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Lawsuits over corporate fraud against the government are governed by the False Claims Act. This federal law says anyone with evidence of corporate fraud involving the government can file a whistleblower lawsuit. The only exception to this is if the government or another party has already filed a lawsuit based on the same evidence you have.
When you file the lawsuit, the federal government will decide whether or not it wants to get involved. If the government gets involved, it will take over primary responsibility for the lawsuit and will work with you as needed.
If the government does not take over, you and your Cincinnati corporate fraud lawyer will have to pursue the case yourselves. However, whistleblower lawsuits often have a better chance of success when the government gets on board. This is why our attorneys will work to build a strong case to help encourage the government to join.
With the government on board, if the case is successful, you may be entitled to between 15 and 25 percent of the recovered funds. If the government is not on board, you can receive between 25 and 30 percent of the recovered funds. The amount you receive will be based on the court's determination about how much you contributed to the success of the case. The bigger your role was, the more money you will receive.
The False Claims Act also allows you to obtain compensation to cover the cost of having a corporate fraud lawyer in Cincinnati to represent you.
The False Claims Act has a statute of limitations for whistleblower lawsuits. Under this law, you must file a lawsuit within six years of the fraud occurring, or within three years of when the government knew or should have known fraud was occurring. However, you cannot file a lawsuit more than 10 years from the date fraud occurred, no matter when the government discovered it.
It is difficult to determine when the statute of limitations for your case began to run. This is one of the main reasons you should strongly consider working with a Cincinnati corporate fraud attorney.
Our attorneys can ensure your case is filed before the statute of limitations expires and you lose the right to file a whistleblower lawsuit.
Some employers choose to retaliate against employees who file whistleblower lawsuits. However, this is prohibited by the False Claims Act.
Retaliation could include:
If any of these things happens, and one of our Cincinnati corporate fraud attorneys is able to prove it, you are entitled to all necessary relief to put you back in the position you were in before retaliation occurred. Relief could include reinstatement to your previous position, double back pay, and compensation for any damages caused by retaliation, such as attorney fees.
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The government does not have the resources or time to catch all corporations that engage in government fraud. This is why the False Claims Act exists to allow ordinary citizens to file lawsuits to expose fraud.
Our Cincinnati corporate fraud attorneys can represent you at every stage of the legal process, fighting for your best interests. We want the corporate fraud to be exposed, the responsible parties to be held accountable, and you to receive the compensation you deserve for coming forward.
Your consultation with our trusted lawyers is free and comes with no obligation to pursue a case. You will not be charged for our services unless you receive compensation.
With a proven track record of success that has resulted in our team of legal professionals recovering tens of millions in compensation for our clients, we work quickly to obtain a fair and just result for your case.
We also offer complimentary consultations to determine the merits of your claim and in most instances, we only get paid when we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
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