False Claims Act Lawyer Chicago
The federal False Claims Act allows citizens to sue companies, organizations, and individuals to recover money on behalf of the Government for violations of the False Claims Act.
Michael Rosenblat has been prosecuting False Claims Act cases for almost 20 years: first for the State of Illinois as lead prosecutor for the Illinois Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Unit (MFCU), part of the Illinois State Police Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and then as Deputy Chief of the Special Litigation Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. The MFCU focuses on fraud affecting the Medicaid Program, and the Special Litigation Bureau prosecutes all other violations of the Illinois False Claims Act.
There are numerous scenarios where someone could discover fraudulent or illicit activities committed by an employer, organization, or company. If fraud is committed against the United States government, anyone who reports the fraud could file a claim under the False Claims Act. This allows proper actions to be taken and allows the whistleblower to receive a portion of the funds recovered as a reward.
Have you discovered evidence of fraud against the government? You should work with a dedicated lawyer who is experienced in whistleblower cases. At Rosenblat Law, we provide dedicated representation to clients who want to report wrongdoing under the False Claims Act. Together, we will gather evidence that supports your case, and we will help you obtain proper compensation for blowing the whistle.
Whistleblower Lawsuits and The False Claims Act
Michael Rosenblat has been prosecuting False Claims Act cases for almost 20 years.
During his time at the MFCU, he focused on Medicaid Program fraud. While at the Special Litigation Bureau, he prosecuted whistleblower claims and other violations of the Illinois False Claims Act.
Rosenblat Law can prepare your False Claims Act case to ensure that it is in the best position to succeed, and we will pursue cases even when the government declines to intervene and take over the case. Our Chicago law firm will remain dedicated to your whistleblower claim for as long as the case continues to be legally and factually justified.
Mr. Rosenblat’s firm takes a proactive approach while investigating False Claims Act violations. Using this approach, we can produce complaints and disclosure statements demonstrating the allegations made in the False Claims Act qui tam complaint.
Qui Tam and The False Claims Act
Under the False Claims Act, any person can receive a reward after filing a complaint that a person or company has committed fraud against the federal government that caused financial losses.
Along with the federal false claims act, individual states have their own whistleblower laws against a person or company trying to defraud a state government. Often these lawsuits involve state-funded programs like Medicaid.
A Qui Tam lawsuit refers to when a whistleblower files a claim under the False Claims Act. The whistleblower, or the “relator,” files a complaint and provides evidence to the Department of Justice (DOJ) so they can investigate the complaint and make a decision regarding litigation against the offending party. If the DOJ decides not to intervene and take over the prosecution, the relator can pursue the lawsuit on the government’s behalf.
Qui tam lawsuits must show wrongful actions were knowingly and deliberately committed against the federal government. Common types of fraud include:
● Submitting false invoices or claims for services not provided
● Overcharging the government for products or services
● Not paying or returning fund owed to the government
Pharmaceutical companies, health care companies, medical device manufacturers, and government contractors are entities that can violate the False Claims Act. Qui Tam lawsuits often include Medicaid or Medicare fraud.
Anyone violating the False Claims Act may have to pay treble damages, meaning three times the amount of losses experienced by the federal government, along with additional hefty fines and penalties. The relator is legally entitled to receive up to 25% of the damages, or up to 30% if the DOJ did not take action and the relator pursued legal action on behalf of the government.
It’s important to note that these lawsuits must be based on information kept from the public unless the whistleblower is a source of such information. There is also a statute of limitations that is six years after the defendant made a false claim against the federal government or three years after the government was made aware of the false claim.
There is also a first to file rule, which means only the first whistleblower can pursue a qui tam lawsuit.
We Thoroughly Prepare Each Case
Mr. Rosenblat’s preparation of False Claims Act cases ensures that your case is put in the best position to reach a successful outcome. The Rosenblat Law firm stands behind the False Claims Act cases it files and will pursue them even if the government declines to intervene and take over the case. He will do so long as the case continues to be justified by the law and the facts.
Our firm’s proactive approach and investigation of False Claims Act violations will produce complaints and disclosure statements that clearly and effectively demonstrate the allegations in the False Claims Act qui tam complaint.
We Have the Resources To Help Clients
The Rosenblat Law firm is smaller than some other law firms purporting to have a False Claim Act practice. However, many of those firms only recently became involved in False Claims Act litigation after significant False Claims Act recoveries were in the news, such as the $334 million verdict against Amerigroup. The Relator was represented by Mr. Rosenblat. Throughout this litigation, Mr. Rosenblat was the first attorney to represent Mr. Tyson, the relator in Tyson v. Amerigroup, even worked to bringing in additional law firms as needed.
Mr. Rosenblat routinely collaborates with other experienced False Claims Act law firms to assist in the litigation of declined cases that should be pursued. Mr. Rosenblat has co-counseled with firms from New York, Chicago, and Texas.
You Get Our Personal Attention
When you work with Mr. Rosenblat, you can rest assured that he will personally represent you and work on every aspect of your case, and you will never have to be concerned that your case will be passed off to an associate.
Although other attorneys may be assigned to work on your case, Mr. Rosenblat will always remain your primary contact and will have full responsibility for your representation.
We Drive Successful Results
Michael C. Rosenblat is one of the Chicagoland area’s most successful False Claims Act attorneys.
Along with being a sought-after author and speaker on the False Claims Act, he has co-authored Prosecuting and Defending Claims Under the Illinois False Claims Act, published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), and has spoken about the False Claims Act before a local bar association as part of their continuing legal education program.
Attorney Michael C. Rosenblat has been representing the Plaintiffs in False Claims Act cases since being assigned to the Illinois Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU).
Mr. Rosenblat represented the State of Illinois in a False Claims Act case against Walgreens as part of the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units global settlement team.
Mr. Rosenblat also represented Cleveland Tyson in Tyson v. Amerigroup, a False Claims Act lawsuit that ultimately settled for $225 million. Attorney Rosenblat and Mr. Tyson agreed to work together after the government unsealed the case after declining to intervene.
His legal analysis allowed him to develop a cause of action that many other attorneys believed was not viable and could advance the case toward trial. After defeating Amerigroup’s Motion to Dismiss, he brought in additional law firms to create the legal team that reached this outstanding resolution.
Rosenblat Law represents whistleblowers throughout the United States.
Contact an Illinois False Claims Act Attorney Today
Michael C. Rosenblat has proved that he is one of Illinois’ most successful False Claims Act attorneys. Since being assigned to the Illinois Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Attorney Rosenblat has been representing plaintiffs in False Claims Act cases.
Mr. Rosenblat’s law firm has been prosecuting False Claims Act cases for almost 20 years. During his time at the MFCU, he focused on fraud that affected the Medicaid Program. While at the Special Litigation Bureau, he prosecuted whistleblower claims and other violations of the Illinois False Claims Act.
Rosenblat Law can prepare your False Claims Act case to ensure that it is in the best position to succeed. We will pursue cases even when the government declines to intervene and take over the case. Our Chicago False Claims law firm will remain dedicated to your whistleblower claim for as long as the case continues to be legally and factually justified.
If you have uncovered fraud against the government, Michael C. Rosenblat can help. You can reach our Chicago whistleblower attorney at 847-480-2390. You can also contact our law firm online.