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False Claims Act Law Lawyers In Destin Florida

Destin is a city located on the Emerald Coast of Florida, in Okaloosa County. The city styles itself "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village", and claims to have the largest fishing vessel fleet in the state of Florida. Destin is known for its white beaches and emerald-colored waters. Originating as a small fishing village, it is now a popular tourist destination – according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, over 80 percent of the Emerald Coast's 4.5 million visitors each year visit Destin. Destin is named after Captain Leonard Destin, a New London fishing master, who settled in the area around 1845 or 1850. He built a New England colonial home at the location of the Monroe Point military reservation. Captain Destin and his descendants fished the area for decades. The first condominiums were built in the 1970s, although Destin was not incorporated as a municipality until 1984. The city has experienced rapid growth since the 1980s. Destin is a principal city of the Fort Walton Beach–Crestview–Destin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located on a peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Choctawhatchee Bay. The peninsula was originally an island; hurricanes and sea level changes gradually connected the island to the mainland. Destin has a total area of 21.2 km² (8.2 mi²). 19.5 km² (7.5 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.6 mi²) of it (7.95%) is water.

What is false claims act law?

The False Claims Act ("FCA") allows a private individual with knowledge of past or present fraud on the federal government to sue on behalf of the government to recover compensatory damages, civil penalties, and triple damages. The FCA has become an important tool for uncovering fraud and abuse of government programs. The FCA compensates the private whistleblower, known as the relator, if his or her efforts are successful in helping the government recover fraudulently obtained government funds.

The FCA contains an ancient legal device called the "qui tam" provision which is shorthand for the Latin phrase:

qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur
he who brings a case on behalf of our lord the King, as well as for himself

The False Claims Act allows a private individual with knowledge of past or present fraud on the federal government to sue on the government’s behalf to recover compensatory damages, civil penalties, and triple damages.

Answers to false claims act law issues in Florida

A False Claims Act violation occurs when a person or entity deceives the Federal Government to improperly obtain...

Assuming you have a case, after assessing the fraud and conceptualizing it in terms the government can relate to,...

If you believe you have discovered fraud at your workplace, you should try to assess the magnitude of the fraud and...

If the qui tam action is “based upon” the public disclosure it may be not be allowed to be brought. Public...

Before you raise concerns about the alleged fraud with the employer, it is important to talk with your qui tam...

The likelihood of winning your qui tam case depends on a number of factors that are different for every case. The...

Filing a qui tam suit can put the relator at significant personal and professional discomfort. There are several...

The law provides that whoever falsely marks a product with either a patent number, the words "patent" or "patent...

The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 made significant changes to the Informants Reward Program under the False...

Health care fraud is a type of white-collar crime that involves the filing of dishonest health care claims in order...