When a company acts as a whistleblower

Companies that discover fraud committed against the government can use some of the same statutes that individuals employ to bring suit. In one case, Omni Bridgeway’s funding helped a private company uncover and prove fraud being conducted by vendors billing delivery fee overcharges to state and federal entities. The scheme masked profits made by the vendors and allowed them to take inflated deductions for the goods they sold. The whistleblower company brought multiple qui tam actions on behalf of the federal government and several states, alleging violations of federal and state false claims acts.