Recently, the Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit issued an opinion in the Gosselin Worldwide Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit.
In the Goseselin Worldwide Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit, the court held that a $24 million award in this case as proportionate to the claims made by the whistleblower.
The Gosselin Worldwide Qui Tam Whistleblower lawsuit was filed by some whistleblowers that alleged that a logistics company had swindled the U.S. Department of Defense by fraudulently manipulating contract prices for services it provided. Gosselin, the defendant, was a subcontractor that was involved in shipping U.S. service members’ personal goods and effects to and from locations in Europe. Gosselin had colluded with its supposed competitors to artificially inflate the charges for the services it provided in 2001 and 2002.
An eligible whistleblower may be entitled to:
- an award of between 10% and 30% of the monetary sanctions collected in actions brought by the SEC and related actions brought by other regulatory and law enforcement authorities
- submit your information in anonymity with the help of a lawyer
- a prohibition of retaliation by employers against employees who provide The Office of the Whistleblower with information about possible securities violations
The False Claims Act (qui tam and whistleblower) also permits the government to investigate the allegations made in the relator’s complaint and to decide whether to intervene in the lawsuit, and to recover three times its damages plus civil penalties.
For more information on Qui Tam Whistleblower lawsuits, click here.
We are here to help you recover federal and state government money from those unscrupulous individuals or companies that defraud our government. If you have original information about a possible violation of the federal securities laws that has occurred, is ongoing, or is about to occur you may be eligible to become a whistleblower.
We can help you submit this information anonymously so that your identity remains protected to the fullest extent possible. If you need help with providing whistleblower information anonymously (to the Department of Justice or The Office of the Whistleblower) about potential fraud (e.g., health care fraud, defense department contract fraud, securities fraud – governmental or non-governmental, contract fraud, investor fraud etc.), contact us.
The Program also prohibits retaliation by employers against employees who provide the DOJ with information about possible securities violations.
At the Gooch Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients reliable representation for even the most challenging cases.
If you need help with providing whistleblower information anonymously to the Department of Justice or The Office of the Whistleblower about potential fraud and would like your case evaluated, contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.
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