Mark Hurt has been representing whistleblowers in False Claims Act actions for over 20 years. These actions have resulted in millions of dollars of recoveries for the federal Treasury, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in awards to his clients for whistleblowing.
When a private citizen learns that his employer or another company is defrauding the government, a federal law called the False Claims Act authorizes a citizen to bring a lawsuit against the fraudster to recover the money for the government. The False Claims Act authorizes an award to the whistleblower of up to 30% of the amounts that he recovers.
False Claims Act cases are very complex and often must be litigated not only in the trial court, but in the appellate courts. A whistleblower needs an experienced attorney. Mark Hurt has done it all. He has successfully tried and won a False Claims Act jury trial. He has also frequently briefed and argued False Claims Act appeals in the Court of Appeals, and even in the United States Supreme Court.
Often the fraudster, particularly if it is the whistleblower’s employer, will retaliate against the whistleblower, sometimes even firing him. The False Claims Act provides protection to the whistleblower. Mark Hurt has achieved hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation for whistleblowers who have suffered retaliation.
States such as Virginia have their own false claims act, and Mark Hurt has brought lawsuits under those laws as well.
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