An Introduction to Whistleblower/Qui Tam Claims

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Course Description

Broadcasting July 27th, 2017

10:00-12:15pm PST / 11:00-1:15pm MST / 12:00-2:15pm CST / 1:00-3:15pm EST

This CLE will walk through the background and history of Qui Tam laws, followed by the situations that lead to whistleblowing and the different types of cases which can be brought.  The audience will also learn the legal and investigative techniques behind building and defending these claims. Finally, the presentation will cover the many ways in which these cases get resolved.



  • James D. Young
    Though born in Boston, James was raised and educated in Florida. After a successful career as Special Counsel to the Florida Attorney General’s office, James joined the firm’s complex litigation unit focusing on qui tam whistleblower cases nationwide. James has broad experience and is nationally known in the areas of consumer protection, health fraud, and pharmaceutical litigation. He has served in leadership positions in numerous multistate Attorney General investigations including starting and co-leading the largest consumer protection drug settlement to date, In Re Risperdal. He was appointed co-lead of the government plaintiffs group in the Vioxx Multi-District Litigation and served as lead of several litigation subcommittees.

    In addition to his responsibilities as an attorney, James is a regular contributor to the Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group’s whistleblower blog.

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      • 2 General Credits
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    1. The background and history of these laws
    2. The situations that lead someone to become a whistleblower.
    3. The different types of cases that can be brought, how they are built and what the process looks like from an insider’s perspective
    4. The investigative techniques used by private litigants and the government alike to uncover and support fraud allegations
    5. The type of defenses that have evolved over time to get around these allegations.
    6. The eventual resolution of these claims including odd timing, complex releases, multiparty mediations, attorney fees and realtor share determinations

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