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qui tam action


Legal Definition of qui tam action

  1. :  an action that is brought by a person on behalf of a government against a party alleged to have violated a statute especially against defrauding the government through false claims and that provides for part of a penalty to go to the person bringing the action the whistleblower brought a qui tam action against the contractor for presenting fraudulent claims for payment

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