Whistleblower/False Claims
False ClaimsWhistleblower-min

Whistleblower law consists of an insider, typically an employee, who has information that their employer is knowingly or recklessly submitting false bills to a government entity. For instance, healthcare is a rampant area of fraud involving healthcare providers submitting inflated or false bills to Medicare or Medical, stealing hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars every year.

The whistleblower (e.g. relator) brings a suit on behalf of the government, known as a qui tam action, to recover the monies obtained through the false bills. The whistleblower obtains a portion of the amounts recovered in a successful matter, usually between 15-33%. In addition, the whistleblower may have a separate claim related to his or her employment if their employer acted in a manner contrary to the laws protecting whistleblowers.

The attorneys at Ara J Law have not only handled several whistleblower litigation matters, but have actually tried a false claims case in San Francisco in conjunction with a contractor submitting false bills to the City and County of San Francisco.

City and County of San Francisco v. Cobra Solutions, Inc.
The case involved a subcontractor alleged to have falsely billed the City and County of San Francisco for work that was not performed.  Jabagchourian tried the matter and obtained a verdict on behalf of his client.
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ORANGE COUNTY – Case# 30259345FU8
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