As trial attorneys, do Campo & Thornton's lawyers have the experience, and make the credible threat to defendants, that they will take your accident case to trial if you are not offered a favorable settlement. And, do Campo & Thornton has co-counsel relationships with other leading personal injury firms. Do Campo & Thornton, P.A. will help you with your claim, whether large or small.
When the government seizes funds and attempts to forfeit them, it does so in a civil law proceeding. Do Campo & Thornton's attorneys have experience helping those whose assets have been seized by the government. When assets have been seized, it is important to act fast. We have successfully represented clients by intervening prior to the institution of the forfeiture lawsuit, negotiating the release of the funds at issue. And, we have experience in defending civil forfeiture actions and asserting clients' claims to assets. In all such cases, having a law firm well-versed in both the criminal law and civil litigation, such as do Campo & Thornton, is crucial. We also understand the nuances involved in the coordination of a civil forfeiture and criminal defense, and stand ready to fight the cases against our clients, on all fronts, in the most effective manner.
Do Campo & Thornton's attorneys have represented Comcast Cable, Columbia HCA, MCI, American Bankers Insurance Corporation, Caribbean Cigar, and many other companies and individuals in complex litigation including antitrust, qui tam (whistleblower) actions, and securities fraud. They have achieved numerous victories representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation matters in state and federal courts in Florida and elsewhere, including the Eastern District of Virginia and the District of Columbia.
As a small businessmen themselves, attorneys Orlando do Campo and John Thornton understand that the problems of small companies and individuals are every bit as important to them as are large companies' problems. They represent companies and individuals in contract disputes and other litigation, and can do so at competitive rates.
Whistleblower Lawsuits (False Claims Act/SEC and Commodity Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Lawsuits)
If someone makes a false claim for payment to the federal government, or a false statement in support of a claim, a whistleblower can bring a qui tam claim pursuant to the False Claims Act (FCA) on behalf of the government, and share in the recovery. Employees of (or others with inside knowledge about) companies engaging in Medicare, Medicaid or Tricare fraud can blow the whistle and share in the recovery. The recovery will be triple the amount that the government overpaid due to the fraud, plus $10,000 per false claim or statement submitted to the government. Further, the FCA contains special provisions to prevent or compensate the employee from retaliation.
Like the FCA, the the Dodd-Frank Act offers rewards to whistleblowers who expose financial fraud. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rewards those who blow the whistle on securities violations or bribes paid to foreign officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Whistleblowers are entitled to 10 to 30 percent of any monetary recovery of over $1 million that the SEC obtains. Through a similar program, the Commodity Futures Trading Commision (CFTC) rewards those who blow the whistle on violations in commodity and currency exchanges.
In their careers, do Campo & Thornton's attorneys have won numerous whistleblower victories - for example, settlement on behalf of whistleblowers alleging fraud in a federal loan guarantee program, a dismissal of a state whistleblower action in the healthcare setting, and surviving dismissal of a federal whistleblower action. Do Campo & Thornton has won recoveries for clients in cases in the Southern District of Florida and the District of Columbia. (John Thornton is admited to practice in the District of Columbia courts, where claims of fraud on the federal government can often be brought.)
If you think you might have a whistleblower claim under any of these laws, do Campo & Thornton, P.A. would like to discuss your case with you, with no obligation and in complete confidentiality.
There are many ways to perpetrate a fraud, and many ways that one's actions, while not fraudulent, can be characterized as such. Do Campo & Thornton's attorneys have extensive experience prosecuting and defending fraud claims.
Do Campo & Thornton's attorneys share a passion for bringing justice to human rights victims. They take a hard-nosed approach to an idealistic practice: they ask how can we impose a money judgment on a bad actor to compensate victims and change behavior, and then collect on that judgment. Do Campo & Thornton's attorneys have brought some of the most significant cases filed under the Alien Tort Statute, and have achieved unprecedented results. They have pioneered collection procedures that resulted in recovery for their clients. For example, they helped obtain a significant recovery for Haitian victims of torture and a massacre; they won a landmark $80 million judgment against a drydock company importing forced laborers from Cuba, ending the practice, and pursued their judgment through a novel worldwide garnishment of ship owners resulting in a settlement. Their work has led to millions of dollars in relief for child victims of slavery and changed practices in the Middle East. And, they are are pursuing agencies and instrumentalities of terrorist organizations to recover to recover a judgment for a victim of international hostage-taking.
Do Campo & Thornton's attorneys won the "2008 Most Effective Lawyers Award" in International Law from the Daily Business Review. They have extensive experience and have had remarkable success in a wide variety of cases with international legal aspects.
Our men and women in uniform deserve our respect and support when they return from serving our country. Luckily, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act provides broad protections, including the right of the service member to return to full employment, even if that means someone else has to be let go to make room. And, the act contains an attorneys' fees provision. Do Campo & Thornton, P.A. has experience prosecuting USERRA actions, and is proud and honored to do so.