Who can bring a whistleblower or qui tam case?
Any person with knowledge about a fraud that is being perpetrated against the government can bring a whistleblower or a qui tam case against the person or a company that’s perpetrating the fraud on behalf of the government. There are rules about who can be that person. And one of the most important rules is called the First in Time Rule. If someone else has already filed a whistleblower action against a corporation, another person can’t step in and bring a second action on the same basis.