from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One who relates or narrates.
- noun Law A beneficially interested person on whose behalf an action is maintained by a sovereign power or a state.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
- noun 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who relates; a relater.
- noun (Law) A private person at whose relation, or in whose behalf, the attorney-general allows an information in the nature of a
quo warrantoto be filed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun One who relates, or tells.
- noun law A private person at whose relation, or in whose behalf, the attorney-general allows an information in the nature of a
quo warrantoto be filed.
- noun mathematics An expression of the
identity elementof a groupas a productof generators, used in the presentationof the group.
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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 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."
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.
In a qui tam action, the citizen filing suit is called a "relator".
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.
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.
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.
"relator" in the case makes his share nearly $2 million, according to court records.
"relator," can file an action on behalf of the United States and receive a portion of the recovery.
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.