Construction Contract Fraud St. Louis

Dixon Injury Firm’s construction contract fraud attorneys help St. Louis whistleblowers fight cases.


The federal government has enlisted the general public in its fight against fraud. Anyone that knows of improper attempts to cheat the government out of money in a contract should contact an experienced attorney because preventing construction contract fraud is good for the country and can result in a payout to whistleblowers that expose fraud.

Dixon Injury Firm offers a broad range of legal services. This includes personal injury, workers compensation, product liability, and other claims. Our St. Louis construction contract fraud lawyers bring proven legal counsel to clients and their families. Please contact us for more info and a free consultation from our construction contract fraud lawyers.

St. Louis, MO Construction Contract Fraud Lawyers

When you open a construction contract fraud case in St. Louis, it’s crucial to secure legal counsel with experience. Dixon’s personal injury and liability attorney ensure clients have the resources they need to win a settlement. Here are a couple questions to ask St. Louis construction contract fraud attorneys:

How much do legal services cost? This varies on the construction contract fraud and additional factors. We utilize a contingency plan, meaning our services are free.

How much would I win? Again, this also depends on the case. Dixon Injury Firm’s St. Louis construction contract fraud attorneys try to provide clients medical expenses, personal hardship, and other damages.

What do I do now? The first step is to contact Dixon for more info and consultation from our construction contract fraud lawyers.

The False Claims Act

The federal False Claims Act is sometimes called “Lincoln’s Law,” because it traces its way back to fraud during the American Civil War. The Union Army was being sold sick horses, faulty rifles, and rancid food and Congress decided to fight back. The Congress decided to use a “rouge to catch a rogue” by allowing whistleblowers (who may have engaged in some bad behavior themselves) to benefit from bringing fraud to the government’s attention. The law has largely been used against defense contractors but it is also becoming more common to use the tool against health care fraud.

The tool is extremely effective. The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it had recovered over $4.7 billion in settlements and judgments just in fiscal year 2016. The majority of these claims were started by whistleblowers, and the government awarded $519 million to those whistleblowers. One of the biggest recent fraud cases involved a Japanese company that used a sham joint venture to be considered an “American” company. This helped the company win a major construction contract for a wharf at Naval Base Guam. The whistleblowers were officials in the company but were not initially aware of the sham. They exposed the scheme and pursued the case when the government refused to act on its own. By doing so they helped the government recover $3.1 million, and the whistleblowers were awarded $775,000 for their troubles.

The Process

A construction contract fraud case starts with the whistleblower filing what is called a “qui tam” complaint. Qui tam is a Latin phrase that translates to something like “he who sues in this matter for the king as well as himself.” In other words, a member of the public is allowed to file suit on behalf of the government and then keep some of the benefits for himself. So, the whistleblower must first put together a complaint listing all the important information about the construction contract fraud. This complaint is then filed “under seal,” meaning secretly, with both the local federal court and the local U.S. Attorney’s office.

U.S. Attorneys prosecute cases for the government, and they are required to investigate and decide if they will take action on a qui tam complaint. The government can choose to intervene, meaning to essentially take over the case. In that scenario, the whistleblower will take a back seat but will still receive between 15% and 25% of any money that the government recovers. If the government declines to get involved, then the whistleblower can pursue the case on his or her own and will receive 25% to 30% of any funds collected. Of course, if it turns out the whistleblower was a part of the fraud then the whistleblower may not be able to collect.

More About Construction Contract Fraud Attorneys in St. Louis, MO

Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm excel at construction contract fraud claims and other personal and workplace injuries. Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Chris understands how difficult these cases are for victims. To help lower financial stress, Dixon Injury Firm make it easier by offering a contingency payment system. This allows you to pay fees only if damages are awarded. Dixon’s legal services are free until then.

Trust Chris Dixon With Your Case

If you have seen evidence that the government has been a victim of construction contract fraud, bring your concerns to Chris Dixon. Mr. Dixon has recovered over $35 million for his clients, who are primarily injury victims. This experience requires taking on companies that engage in wrongful conduct and those same skills come in handy dealing with unscrupulous contractors. We will review your case for free with no obligation to you, just call us at 314-409-7060.

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