Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who relates or narrates: a relator of stories for children.
  • n. Law A beneficially interested person on whose behalf an action is maintained by a sovereign power or a state.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who relates, or tells.
  • n. A private person at whose relation, or in whose behalf, the attorney-general allows an information in the nature of a quo warranto to be filed.
  • n. An expression of the identity element of a group as a product of generators, used in the presentation of the group.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who relates; a relater.
  • n. A private person at whose relation, or in whose behalf, the attorney-general allows an information in the nature of a quo warranto to be filed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as relater.
  • n. In law, a person on whose suggestion or complaint an action or special proceeding in the name of the state (his name being usually joined therewith) is brought, to try a question involving both public and private right.

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Examples

  • First, if the qui tam relator is one of the bad guys, the court has broad discretion to reduce the award he receives (and if the relator actually gets convicted of a crime, he automatically gets zero).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it” (continued)

  • The lawsuits referred to a "relator" who "possesses extensive knowledge and experience regarding BNY Mellon's bank offices, businesses and personnel, including personal contact with the employees and executives of BNY Mellon ... who have committed the alleged violations."

    Secret Informant Surfaces in BNY Currency Probe

  • False Claims Act. Under that statute, a private party, known as a relator, can file an action on behalf of the US and receive a portion of the recovery.

    Netflash

  • In a qui tam action, the citizen filing suit is called a "relator".

    David Isenberg: ABC J'accuse MEP: There is no there there

  • Jesuit Father Peter Gumpel, the "relator" or investigating judge of the sainthood cause of Pope Pius, found the document and spoke about it with Vatican Radio March 4.

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  • The suit was originally filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana by cardiologist Christopher Mallavarapu under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Under the federal statute, a private party, known as a "relator," can file an action on behalf of the United S.ates and receive a portion of the recovery ranging from 15-25 percent of the monetary damages recovered through the lawsuit.

    Media Newswire

  • If a qui tam suit, is brought by a whistleblower also known as a "relator", the whistleblower may be entitled to 15-30% of the government's total recovery.

    Whistleblower Law Blog

  • "relator" in the case makes his share nearly $2 million, according to court records.

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  • "relator," can file an action on behalf of the United States and receive a portion of the recovery.

    MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

  • The government gets the recovery either way, but the qui tam plaintiff (“relator”) gets a much bigger share if he actually has to do the work himself.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it” (continued)

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