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Ross Begelman

Ross Begelman’s Answers

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  • How do I sue for my money? Can I whistleblow to the IRS and SEC?

    My former employer was a small company in terms of personnel, but revenues were over $1MM per year. I was terminated a few months ago, and they still owe me a lot of money. We have no employment agreement. How do I sue for my money? Also, I am mor...

    Ross’s Answer

    Qui Tam Attorneys handle both IRS Whistleblower Claims and SEC Whistleblower claims. You can receive an award of between 15 to 30 percent of the amount collected. I invite you to read about both on my web site begelmanorlow.com.

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  • I work for a Doctor he has a tax Id for his office but I get paid from a Lab facility is this legal an

    when asked for my employer on any credit applications I have been advised to put the name of the lab facility and not the actual doctor I work for he gives them urine and blood samples and the lab pays my salary I am afraid I will get in legal p...

    Ross’s Answer

    If your employer treats Medicare or Medicaid patients, your salary paid by the lab may be a violation of the Anti Kickback statute and therefore a violation of the False Claims Act. If so you may be entitled to a large award. DO NOT TALK TO YOUR EMPLOYER before speaking to a QUI TAM ATTORNEY. For more information visit our web site begelmanorlow.com.

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  • I was injured back in work at end of day on fri . Thought it would get better,never did . Wrote incident report week later was

    Denied WC .had back surg 4 months later . Was sent a letter from work letting me go . No health insurance ! They said I had no cobra !!! Who will pay for dr visits ! Horrible! Just because I did not say it right away I am treated like this ! I thi...

    Ross’s Answer

    You need to consult a worker's compensation Attorney. We and others do not charge for a consultation. Quite often valid claims are denied and they should not be. A worker's compensation petition needs to be filed to get you money to live off of and for , medical care and an award for any permanent injury.

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  • Is there any insurance fraud laws governing private insurance company like there is for Medicare/Medicaid?

    What can I do if I know a service provider is committing health insurance fraud again private insurance company? There might even be tax fraud. I don't know if they accept Medicare/Medicaid. I know if they accept Medicare/Medicaid, I can file ...

    Ross’s Answer

    You should contact an experienced Qui Tam/False Claims Act Attorney. I invite you to visit our web site for information concerning Qui Aran laws. There states that have a Qui Tam private insurance laws. There is an IRS whistleblower program and sine States also allow tax Qui Tams. There other Whistleblower programs that an experienced Qui Tam attorney can inform you about and give you advice. Many firms such as ours have relationships with insurance companies who will pay rewards for information that they are being defrauded.

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  • I am filing a labor lawsuit against my former employer. i have a forensic accounting background and I discovered massive

    accounting fraud. This is a publicly traded corporation, and as such, I have a viable SEC whistleblower lawsuit. i brought my findings to management's attention and paid the consequences. Would a personal lawsuit against this company interfere wit...

    Ross’s Answer

    I would never recomend keeping anything from your lawyer. It can lead to real problems and jeopardize both cases. SEC Whistleblower claims are often handled by Qui Tam attorneys, who are often are also employment lawyers . I invite you to read about both types of actions on our web site Begelmanorlow.com.

    While most employment lawyers can handle employment retaliation matters, most do not have experiance with federal whistleblower programs that can lead to large awards. These claims are very complicated , case sensitive and present many unusual legal issues. You should review all of your options and how they interact. You are not limited to one or the other. Yoour case should be reviewed for not only your individual personal claims for employment related issues, but whether you can file claims under the SEC Whistleblower Law, the IRS Whistleblower Law and/or the Federal False Clalims Act. Many factors come into play as to which if any should be filed and where they should be filed. Qui Tam attorneys who handle complex fraud matters will have the experiance to understand and provide advice and representation concenring what you describe as complex forensic accountting fraud issue.

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  • What can I do to sue a school that went under for fraud

    in 2002-2003 I attended Harrison Career Institute and didn't finish, the school went under for fraud and now i have to pay back a loan. What can I do to make the school pay the loan back

    Ross’s Answer

    Our firm handled the fraud case against Harrison. The President of the company was convicted on criminal charges and the company went out of business. You may be a victim of fraud. It may depend on why you did not finish there or somewhere else. However it has been ten years and you are seeking a remedy now. It is often said that "people who sit on their rights, waive them". You may have done, just that, by waiting so long. You should check with your loan program to see if they have any assistance that can be offered to you.

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  • What about religious discrimination?

    Denied days requested months in advance. Even at the very last day, I was told I couldn't leave. Later,I got a phone call that it was okay to take off. A week later I was let go. No written memo was even given to me. I have a wonderful rapport ...

    Ross’s Answer

    It is hard to give you legal advice without more details. Our office and others offer free phone consultations. You need to call

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  • Can I collect unemployment when I roll over my lump sum pension? I Did not contribute to the pension.

    Company moved from New Jersey, site closed and I was terminated.

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    Yes. One has nothing to do with the other.

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  • Can i collect NJ unemployment if I have to quit because hostile work environment is causing me complications w/ Bipolarism?

    I was diagnosed with Bipolar I & ADHD 3 years ago. Over the last year the work environment has gotten so hostile & stressful at my job that it is pushing me to my breaking point. I'm having panic attacks every day, thinking about suicide. My emplo...

    Ross’s Answer

    An employer must make reasonable accommodations for disabilities if properly requested. Once requested at a minimum the employer must do a reasonable investigation to determin if accommodations can be made. You need to contact an attorney before doing anything concerning leaving your employment.

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  • Can i collect unemployment after job abandonment

    My boss never replied back to me on how unsafe it was to work there and after 3 months of waiting for at least a meeting, i quit my job. Now i recieved a letter for job abandonment probably because they do not want to pay my unemployment benefits....

    Ross’s Answer

    New Jersey has a law called the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). If you complained about public safety issues and as a result was forced to resign or was constructively fired you may have a claim for wrongful termination. You should contact a whistleblower law firm. You can call Len from my office who will be glad to listen to you and determine if an appointment would or could be helpful. You only have one year to bring this claim or be forever barred from doing so. There are also other laws or court decisions that may also be helpful that have different limitation periods. You need to consult an attorney.

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