qui tam action

Definition of "qui tam action"
  1. A lawsuit initiated by a citizen for both the government and themselves against significant legal violations, often fraudulent or criminal acts, with the intention of exposing the wrongdoing and recovering funds; if successful, the plaintiff receives a share of the recovered funds
How to use "qui tam action" in a sentence
  1. The whistleblower launched a qui tam action after discovering rampant fraud in the government contract.
  2. Under the False Claims Act, private individuals may file a qui tam action against entities that are defrauding the government.
  3. If she had not taken the courage to file the qui tam action, the embezzlement may have gone unnoticed.

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