In contrast, a common-law qui tam action
appears generally to have involved an "aggrieved party" for whom qui tam was a procedural device for gaining access to England's royal courts on grounds that the case involved a royal interest as well as a private interest.
Ordinarily, in order to intervene for purpose of pursuing the litigation in a qui tam action
after the sixty-day seal period expires, (457) the government needs to first make a showing of good cause.
Deference to history to validate constitutional status is proper, the majority wrote, when, unlike the case of qui tam actions
, the practice "was extensively debated by the adopting Congress and had become part of the fabric of our society.
16) This practice of sharing enforcement power continued through the years in England by allowing private parties to bring qui tam actions
The long history of qui tam actions
strongly supports a finding of their constitutionality," the judge wrote.
Given the current regulatory enforcement environment and the added possibility of a qui tam action
, poor regulatory compliance can result in potential liability costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
The subsistence of qui tam actions
alone might be enough to refute any such suggestion.
2) Depending on what circuit court the hapless relator finds herself in she is just as likely to end up with a mouthful of scalding porridge as she is of maintaining her qui tam action
under the False Claims Act (FCA).
2] Numerous articles have discussed the specific requirements and parameters of a qui tam action
The amendments also included a jurisdictional bar to a qui tam action
"whenever it shall be made to appear that such suit was based upon evidence or information in the possession" of the U.
Because every qui tam action
requires review and potential investigation by the federal government, every whistleblower's suit is a risk to a health care provider.
A remedy brought to the American legal system from English common law, qui tam provisions authorize private individuals, who in an FCA qui tam action
are called relators, to sue on the sovereign's or government's behalf and retain a portion of any judgment obtained, with the remainder going to the government.