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Qui Tam Suits
The Qui Tam suit allows any concerned citizen to seek relief in the name of the government.
Many whistle-blowers initially file qui tam suits to get a dispute on the books and started.
Once a qui tam suit is initiated, the U.S. Department of Justice evaluates the case to see whether the DOJ believes there are sound reasons to pursue the conflict.
Whatever parts of the qui tam suit the U.S. DOJ does not take, a whistle-blower and his or attorney can continue to litigate.