Flying Blind: Secret Funding In Government Lawsuits And What To Do About It

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform shares that the Department of Justice has taken notice of the relatively new practice of third party funders investing in qui tam False Claims Act lawsuits (a type of whistleblower lawsuit that can be brought by private parties on behalf of the government that rewards the plaintiff with a portion of the recoveries) and has instructed Civil Division attorneys to ask a series of basic questions about third party funders in interviews aimed at ensuring the government’s interest is truly being advanced and not compromised. Read more.