What are the Rules for a Qui Tam Lawsuit?
False claims act practice and qui tame practice is a unique area of law. It does not proceed like ordinary federal or state court litigation. At the outset, the relator’s job is to provide all the information they have to the federal government. That is done by disclosing it to the government in advance of filing your case.
Once your case is filed, it is filed in what is called “under seal in camera”. That means literally no one else knows about it. That is specifically to give the government time to investigate. These cases are not going to move quickly. But they are extremely important to the government. The federal government, every year, has routinely said that their best tool for fighting fraud against the government, is the citizen whistleblower under the federal false claims act.