Qui Tam & Whistleblower Litigation
At PY, we have unique resources that position us to file Qui Tam suits, including strong relationships with federal agencies, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Texas Attorney General’s Office, as well as an extensive network of alliances with successful Qui Tam law firms throughout the United States. PY represents a variety of clients who have credible information regarding millions of dollars in health care, defense contract, and/or tax fraud. We know how to fight fraud and are willing to invest the resources and time to win the case for you and our government.
Taxpayers are harmed each time their tax dollars are taken by those who defraud federal and state governments. Fraud is estimated to cost our nation billions of dollars each year. Federal and state statutes allow individuals to recover much of these fraudulent gains through Qui Tam lawsuits. "Qui Tam" is an abbreviation from the Latin "qui tam pro domino rege quam pro sic ipso in hoc parte sequitur" meaning "he who as well for the king as for himself sues in this matter." Qui Tam is the technical legal term for the mechanisn in the federal False Claims Act that allows individuals and entities with evidence of fraud against federal programs or contracts to sue the wrongdoer on behalf of the government.
Qui Tam lawsuits brought under both the Federal False Claims Act and the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act enable citizens to aid the government in recovering fraud losses. They also permit whistleblowers to receive a financial award for their action. Private citizens that file suits on behalf of the government and can receive up to 30% of the government’s recovery for their efforts.
Glenn MacTaggart heads the firm's Qui Tam practice. Glenn has practiced law and litigated over 170 criminal and civil jury trials in Texas state and federal courts over the course of his 32 year legal career and has developed a particular expertise in Qui Tam litigation over the past 15 years. He brings a wealth of government practice experience to PY including 20 years as an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice where he investigated and litigated federal civil and defensive matters with primary emphasis on defense contract and health care fraud cases.
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