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June 2013 Archives

Whistleblower Lawsuits

A whistleblower is private individual who has specific knowledge of fraud being committed against a federal, state or local government. The whistleblower can sue those wrongdoers on behalf of the government in what is referred to as a qui tam lawsuit. 'Qui Tam' is a latin phrase meaning "who sues on behalf of the King, as well as for himself". Virtually every state and the federal government enacted statutes permitting private citizens to sue on behalf of a defrauded government and reward them with 15%-30% of the recovered money.

The Preparation and Trial of a Dangerous Highway Case

Dangerous roads have been responsible for many motor vehicle accidents. Roads are dangerous due to improper design, signage, construction or maintenance. The owner of the road is liable for injuries caused by its negligence in building, designing or maintaining the road. However, the State or municipality is generally immune from liability with regard to its decisions concerning placement of traffic control devices and road design, unless had notice of a dangerous condition and failed to do a study to determine if the condition should be changed.