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Protecting Whistleblowers Across the USA

You have taken the first step in becoming a whistleblower by educating yourself about how to file a whistleblower lawsuit – take the next step by speaking with our whistleblower law firm and calling (877) 561-0000 for a free, confidential consultation.

Our Whistleblower lawyers are only paid if we win your case. We take cases all over the country, whether they are Medicare Fraud, Medicaid Fraud, Defense Contractor Fraud, PPP Loan Fraud or one of hundreds of other schemes companies use to defraud the taxpayers. We admire your courage and can’t wait to hear from you.

Victories

$140 Million

Judgment for False Claims Act Allegations (Whistleblower Case)

$100 Million

Pharmaceutical Liability

$10+ Million

Settlements for Mass Tort Injuries and Class Actions

$7.3 Million

Commercial Litigation Settlement

$8.36 Million

Consumer Fraud Class Action Settlement – Court Commended Counsel for Quality of Resolution

$6.85 Million

False Claims Act Litigation

$5 Million

False Claims Act Allegations; Whistleblower Award Over $800,000

Millions

Settlements for Women Injured by New Generation Hormonal Products

$2 Million

Settlement for False Claims Act (Whistleblower Case)

$2 Million

False Claims Act (FCA) Settlement – Unnecessary Services

$2 Million

Settlement for Truck Accident Victim

$1.5 Million

Individual Settlement for Injury Case, Pre-trial

$1.3 Million

Nationwide Judgment Against Future Income Payments and Scott Kohn for Consumer Fraud

Millions

Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case

$686K

False Claims Act Settlement Including $385,000 Whistleblower Settlement for Retaliation

$175K

Paid by Defense Contractor to Resolve Whistleblower’s Retaliation Claim

Maximum Judgment

Judgment With Maximum Damages for Employment Litigation

Acquittal at Trial

Obtained an Acquittal at Trial

Maximum Judgment

Judgment for Misclassification Under the FLSA

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All cases involve Jason T. Brown and/or Brown, LLC. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Blow the Whistle on

Healthcare Fraud

Watch: Former FBI Special Agent and Head of the Firm, Jason T. Brown on How to Blow the Whistle on Healthcare Fraud.

Blow The Whistle

The Right Way

Our whistleblower Protection Attorneys understand and admire the courage it takes to be a whistleblower. The head of our firm, Jason T. Brown, was a former FBI Special Agent who combated corruption, utilizing his industrious skill set to manage and participate in undercover activities. As a private attorney, he zealously fights for those who want to champion the cause of eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse.

If you blow the whistle the right way, you provide a important public service and may be eligible for a whistleblower award which is a percentage of the government recovery and each year for the last decade in aggregate whistleblowers received over $100 million dollars. If you blow the whistle the wrong way, your case could be over before it begins.

Have a Whistleblower Law Firm Led by a Former FBI Special Agent Assist You

Frequently Asked Questions

You Have Questions.
We Have Answers.

What is a Whistleblower Lawsuit?

A whistleblower lawsuit that’s actionable generally falls into a few categories. 

  • False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit – when the government has been defrauded, the False Claims Act allows a private citizen to commence an action on behalf of the government and potentially receive up to 30% of the government’s recovery. 
  • IRS Whistleblowing – when companies or high-net-worth individuals evade tax liability.
  • Various state laws, especially those in New York, New Jersey, California, and Illinois with expansive whistleblower rights and protections.

How do I know if I qualify as a whistleblower?

A whistleblower should have detailed information about fraud based on personal knowledge and evidence — not just from public sources like the internet or the news, although in rare cases outsiders still can succeed with a whistleblower claim.  To understand whether you can qualify as a whistleblower under the False Claims Act or other statutes, you should speak with a whistleblower law firm that specializes in protecting whistleblowers.

What are the Average Whistleblower Awards?

Medicare & Medicaid whistleblowers receive hundreds of millions of dollars each year for exposing unlawful activity, on top of saving lives and taxpayer money. Under the FCA, an intervened whistleblower lawsuit can result in a whistleblower reward up to 25% of the total recovery, with an average False Claims Act intervened settlement of around $13 million dollars. If the whistleblower proceeds and succeeds without the government’s intervention, the  whistleblower award can be as high as 30% of the total amount recovered and oftentimes there’s other state law statutes that may trigger additional damages for a successful qui tam case.

The whistleblower lawyers at Brown, LLC work hard to maximize your whistleblower award if successful, because the firm is only paid if you win your case. 

Will I lose my job if I report Medicare Fraud?

The law has rigorous mechanisms prohibiting employers from terminating you for being a whistleblower under the False Claims Act for Medicare Fraud or any other type of fraud. But you must blow the whistle in the right way in order to enjoy these protections.  When you first file the False Claims Act case it will be filed confidentially under seal and the company may not learn of it for many years.  The whistleblower lawyers at Brown, LLC will work with you to go over timetables and likely trajectories of the qui tam lawsuit.  

Is there a time limit to file a Medicare & Medicaid Lawsuit?

Yes, there are strict timelines for filing whistleblower lawsuits. Furthermore, only the first whistleblower to file is entitled to a whistleblower award. You are not only racing against the clock, but also against other potential whistleblowers. 

How do I file a qui tam lawsuit?

A qui tam lawsuit, also known as a whistleblower lawsuit, is generally filed pursuant to the False Claims Act (FCA), which requires the use of a whistleblower attorney. The case must be filed under seal with proper notice given to the various government agencies on behalf of the whistleblower, also known as a relator.

Brown, LLC has a whistleblower division led by Jason T. Brown, a former FBI Special Agent and Legal Advisor.  Our team has participated in cases that have led to settlement and judgments in excess of a hundred million dollars for the taxpayer and significant whistleblower awards for our clients. Because the whistleblowing process is complex and with many potential pitfalls, it is essential to have an experience whistleblower lawyer by your side who can help you present the strongest case to the government and potentially litigate the matter if the government passed on the case. 

Other types of fraud that generate whistleblower awards?

Other types of fraud reporting that may generate whistleblower awards

Securities fraud takes place when companies seek to manipulate stock prices by, among other things, making false and misleading statements to investors or in their filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), engaging in insider trading, churning accounts, charging excessive fees, and failing to give best pricing. With the use of an SEC whistleblower lawyer, you can potentially remain anonymous from start to finish.

Commodities fraud is addressed through the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) Whistleblower Program, which targets manipulations of commodity futures, options, and swaps that harm investors and consumers. If you know of abusive or deceptive conduct by banks, financial firms, and other entities involved in the sale and exchange of commodities derivatives and other financial instruments, you may be entitled to a significant whistleblower award.

Tax fraud can be reported to the IRS if you have credible information that an entity or individual is knowingly evading federal tax liability. If the value of the underpayment exceeds $2 million, you may be entitled to a portion of the amount collected. Additionally, if the tax fraud occurs in New York, the New York False Claims Act permits whistleblowers to  privately sue those who knowingly fail to pay state taxes on behalf of the government which in recent years has led to major recoveries.

Money laundering occurs when money is routed through banks and  other financial entities in a way that conceals the source of those funds. The recently-enacted Anti-Money Laundering Act awards whistleblowers up to 30% of the proceeds recovered in any judicial or administrative proceeding against a financial institution, business or other entity committing money laundering.  One example of money laundering is in the cannabis industry, where banks and other entities have held or routed proceeds of marijuana sales, which, although legalized in some states, remain illegal under federal law.

Some examples of actionable vs non-actionable whistleblower cases:

Actionable: You have insider knowledge that a hospital is providing kickbacks to non-employees in exchange for incoming referrals of Medicare or Medicaid patients. This is actionable under the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute.

Non-Actionable: Your neighbor is receiving Medicare benefits despite not being eligible. This is not actionable under the False Claims Act because it is too particularized with no evidence of systemic Medicare fraud. The conduct may still be criminal, but is unlikely to lead to a whistleblower award under the FCA.

Whistleblower Videos

Answers Straight From the Attorneys Themselves

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Whistleblower Attorney on Misuse of PPP Funds: “There’s a pandemic of fraud going on.”

Whistleblower Tips

Identify the
False Claim

The crux of any qui tam whistleblower lawsuit is the “false claim,” which refers to the submission of materially false information to the government in order to receive payment. A defendant’s failure to follow government regulations or internal or administrative procedures usually does not by itself give rise to a False Claims Act violation. To prevail on your whistleblower claim, you must be able to articulate with specificity the false claim and how the defendant submitted that claim to be paid by the government.

Don’t interview witnesses yourself

Don’t talk to your co-workers or other potential witnesses about the fraud without first speaking to an attorney. By contacting others, you run the risk of alerting the fraudster or encouraging witnesses to blow the whistle first. If they file the case before you do, you may lose your right to recover because of the False Claims Act’s “first to file” provision. Speak with a whistleblower law firm about how to properly conduct the investigation, if appropriate.

Numbers matter

Although every case of fraud should be prosecuted, in practice, the government has limited resources and will always prioritize the bigger cases. As a general rule, the government is more likely to intervene in strong cases where the amount of fraud exceeds $5 million. Below seven figures, it is doubtful that the government will pursue the matter. Still, no matter what the extent of the fraud is, you should speak with a whistleblower firm to understand your rights.

Have realistic expectations

Fraud against the government is rampant, but the government intervenes in only a fraction of cases. And even if the government obtains a settlement or judgment, you will only be entitled to a percentage (usually 15% to 25%) of the total recovery. You should consult an attorney for a realistic assessment of the recoverable damages and the possible whistleblower award. Additionally, whistleblower litigation can take years to resolve, and is often a test of patience and endurance. Don’t expect things to happen right away; there’s a lot of hurry up and wait.

Seek professional advice from our team

Navigating statutes is complicated work. You need to comply with pre-filing requirements of the False Claims Act, and properly file the case under seal. If you don’t file the case properly, you may have inadvertently not blown the whistle, but instead blown your chances of a recovery. Additionally, even after filing, missteps and incorrect decisions may damage a case beyond repair. You need to speak with a firm that focuses on qui tam litigation to maximize your chance of success. Another benefit of retaining an attorney is that you may be able to remain anonymous in some whistleblower actions. For example, with SEC matters, you can blow the whistle yourself, but you can’t remain anonymous without the use of a lawyer.

Educate yourself

Sometimes the fraud is so rampant that industry players treat it as normal business, as often is the case with healthcare fraud. For example, a medical facility may consistently upcode a procedure, leading you to believe that upcoding is an acceptable industry practice. It is not! That’s why it’s important to consult with a whistleblower attorney who can educate you on what is lawful and what could be illegal.

Our firm is only paid if we win your case. We spend our time and money investigating the matter and if we don’t prevail, you don’t owe us anything at all. Call the whistleblower lawyers at Brown, LLC, 24/7 at (877) 561-0000 to help you work through the entire qui tam process so that you can be confident of making an informed decision based on your best interest. We protect the whistleblower.

Our Achievements

$140 Million Judgment for False Claims Act Allegations

Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case

Workers were compelled to come into work 15 minutes early to set up, but were not paid for their set up time. Gap issues aside, workers received double damages for the time worked for 3 years’ worth of pay with attorney fees paid separately.

100 Million Dollar Settlement Fund for Women Injured by a New Birth Control Product

Jason T. Brown was the first attorney in the country to file a battery of cases on behalf of women who sustained blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, strokes and death from a new birth control product. Jason T. Brown’s prior firm was on the PSC (Plaintiff Steering Committee) and served as liaison counsel in the state mass tort action.

Tens of Millions in Settlements for Mass Tort Injuries and Class Actions

$7 Million Plus Settlement for Consumer Fraud

$7 Million Dollar Commercial Litigation Settlement

$5.475+ Million Settlement for Temple Online Students

Value of the settlement when factoring in non-economic relief exceeds $7 million dollars. Description and Settlement forms available at:
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Millions in Settlements for Women Injured by New Generation Hormonal Product

Women who sustained blood clots from a new Generation Hormonal Product received and continue to receive compensation for their injuries. Compensable injuries include pulmonary embolisms (PE), deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), strokes, and death. The firm is still investigating and accepting cases.

Nationwide $3.5 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case

Case brought on behalf of at home call center workers who were not paid for all their time worked including boot up time and technical time. Workers were told by the company that boot up time which lasted 15 minutes or more was not paid because it was considered their commute to work. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

$3.2 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case

Case brought on behalf of workers who were misclassified as salaried and exempt from overtime. The employer led employees to believe that they had to work unlimited hours over 40 without overtime compensation even though based on their job duties it was alleged they were entitled to overtime pay.

$2.4 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action

Lawsuit was brought as a class action on behalf of workers who worked in excess of 40 hours a week and were not paid overtime. The employer was forcing them to work “off the clock” for those hours and failed to pay proper overtime compensation.

$2 Million Dollar Settlement for False Claims Act (Whistleblower Case)

$2 Million Dollar False Claims Act (FCA) Settlement – Unnecessary Services

A case against GenomeDx was brought alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) and the California Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act regarding unnecessary services such as the testing of tissues that did not need to be tested.  The case resulted in a $350,000 whistleblower award.

$2 Million Dollar Settlement for Truck Accident Victim

Our firm was Of Counsel to a serious truck accident case involving a trucking accident with multiple injuries.

Nationwide $1.3 Million Judgment against Future Income Payments and Scott Kohn for Consumer Fraud

Scott Kohn and Future Income Payments conspired to defraud veterans out of their hard earned pensions by offering them loans at loanshark rates and claiming it was a “purchase” not a loan.

$1.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Case

Misclassified employees under the FLSA were not paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40. Due to a confidentiality agreement specific details are intentionally omitted.

Judgment with Maximum Damages for Employment Litigation

Judgment for misclassification under the FLSA including maximum damages under State and Federal Laws, plus an incentive fee for the lead plaintiff with attorney fees paid separately. The case involved a worker who was paid a day rate regardless of the amount of hours worked per day and per week.

Class Action Jury Trial

Workers alleged that they were misclassified according to their job duties. The Defendant claimed an administrative exemption under the FLSA and state law. Misclassification cases under the FLSA are the cases most often tried due to non-monetary considerations. Jury Trial lasted three weeks. Settlement offered in lieu of appeal.

Acquittal at Trial

Despite videotaped evidence that the prosecutor alleged incriminated the defendant, Mr. Brown was able to obtain an acquittal at trial for his client. Please note, that while we, the Brown, LLC will provide consultations in defense matters, the firm spends most of its time litigating complex litigation such as class actions, mass torts and catastrophic injuries.

Judgment with Maximum Damages for Wage & Hour Dispute

Wage &Hour dispute on behalf of hourly employees who were not paid time and a half for hours in excess of 40. Employees were granted double damages for all their time with attorney fees and costs paid separately.

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All cases involve Jason T. Brown and/or Brown, LLC. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.