The Freedom of Information Act allows the public to gain access to government records. In other words, anyone is able to submit a written request in order to receive copies of those records and it is the obligation for the United States government to do so. If they do not disclose the information when it has been properly requested, then that government entity is in violation of the Freedom of Information Act.
There may be some instances in which documents may not be obtained. It is usually when the documents have to do with the personal affairs of another individual, are documents that belong to the cabinet, anything that is covered by certain provisions that allow them to stay secret, documents that belong to law enforcement, and such documents as legal advice. You may have noticed that there are many types of documents that you can obtain through the Freedom of Information Act such as deeds that may even be accessible on the internet.
However, the Freedom of Information Act comes into play in a different way when you are doing something such as filing a Qui Tam lawsuit. In fact, when you file a Qui Tam lawsuit, you are required to receive Freedom of Information Act paperwork that must be completed by you. The reason for this is because you have to fill out the paperwork before any public disclosure takes place. Without it, you cannot go public with your claims against the company that has committed fraud against the government.
A Qui Tam lawsuit is a big deal. You’re going to have your name as the whistleblower, the name of your employer and any parties involved, as well as the claims against them. This is information that the media may use and that the government may need to use when you file a Qui Tam lawsuit. The truth is, the government cannot freely access this information unless the proper paperwork is filled out. If they cannot access it, then they cannot intervene. However, you cannot even file the claim unless you’ve filled out the paperwork, so they have nothing to access anyway. But in order to move your lawsuit forward, you must fill out this paperwork.
So if you feel that you have a strong claim against your employer for committing fraud against the government and you feel that you must file a lawsuit on behalf of the government, let us take care of everything for you. We will guide you through any and all paperwork that is required and make the process as easy for you as possible. What you are doing is contributing a great service to your country and its taxpayers as well as stopping fraud that could have an influence on many more people.