Understanding Texas Whistleblowers and the False Claims Act

If you become aware of fraud or other illegal activity at your place of work and you want to report what’s going on internally, it is important to be aware of all your rights. It is illegal for your employer to punish you for blowing the whistle on unlawful acts that you have observed over the course of its business. If you believe that you have been fired, demoted, or otherwise punished for this type of thing, you Read More

Understanding Qui Tam Lawsuits

The term “qui tam” is an abbreviation of an old Latin saying that means, “"[he] who sues in this matter for the king as well as for himself." In layman’s terms, it refers to an old common law practice whereby a citizen who aided in some form of prosecution could receive a share of whatever penalty was imposed. In modern context in the United States, qui tam is a form of civil lawsuit that can be filed under the Read More