Steel Zandi California Trial Lawyers Handling Whistleblower Claims Cases
Executives at the Steel Zandi California Trial Lawyers firm announced the law firm is handling whistleblower claims. Whistleblower cases are also known as Qui Tam lawsuits and are filed under an old federal law known as the False Claims...
Palos Verde, California – Executives at the Steel Zandi California Trial Lawyers firm announced the law firm is handling whistleblower claims. Whistleblower cases are also known as Qui Tam lawsuits and are filed under an old federal law known as the False Claims Act. A Qui Tam lawsuit is one which is filed by a private citizen, but in the name of the United States’ government.
The False Claims Act is also known as “Lincoln’s Law” and was enacted during the civil war in 1863 to combat fraud against the federal government. Unscrupulous business men often sold boxes full of saw dust instead of weapons during the war and the government also purchased the same herd of horses several times before they realized what was happening.
Attorney Shawn Steel and attorney Matt Zandi are both specialists in Lincoln’s Law and they’ve successfully represented a large number of clients. The False Claims Act is one of the most efficient whistleblower laws in the United States. It empowers any citizen in the country who comes across fraud on the federal government to report it through specialized procedures of the law.
If the government is able to successfully prosecute the case and collect money from the contractor who committed the fraud, the person who ‘blew the whistle’ will share in the proceeds. In other words, if the whistle blower case is successful he or she will get money from the government which is one of the main reasons people use the law.
The False Claims Act has a provision for anti-retaliation which means the whistleblower is protected from adverse actions in the event the whistleblower works for the company which is cheating the government. The section for anti-retaliation allows the whistleblower to file a separate law suit against the company for wrongful termination. The employee can file for double back pay included with other damages.
Shawn Steel has more than 30 years of serious personal injury litigation in all California courts. He is an author and the most sought after speaker in the Chiropractic community. He’s been a professor of law and ethics at Cleveland Chiropractic College and a member of the California acupuncture board. Matt Zandi is a former assistant United States attorney in charge of Qui Tam/Whistleblower actions and a former senior civil rights trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice.
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