Whistleblowers who report wrongdoing have may be entitled to protection and an award under the North Carolina False Claims Act.
Like the federal False Claims Act, the N.C. False Claims Act incentivizes whistleblowers to report fraud against governmental programs. The NC FCA allows whistleblowers to receive up to 25% of any recovery when the government intervenes in the case. The most common types of claims under the NC and federal False Claim Act include cases involving Medicare, Medicaid, and government contract fraud.
False Claim Act claims are called “qui tam” lawsuits. Qui tam lawsuits are filed on behalf of the state or federal government and are filed under seal. The cases are filed under seal to give the government an opportunity to investigate the claim and decide whether to intervene.
Miller Law Group has experience representing whistleblowers throughout the state of North Carolina and the southeast. It is important to speak with an experienced whistleblower lawyer prior to reporting the wrongdoing or fraud. Failure to follow the guidelines of the False Claims Act may result in a whistleblower forfeiting any recovery.
For a free consultation, contact Miller Law Group – or call 919-348-4361.