qui tam

What is qui tam?

qui tam is one of Latin legal terms, literally translated to ‘Abbreviation of qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur, meaning “who pursues in this action as much for the king as himself”.’. Definition and use: In a qui tam action, one who assists the prosecution of a case is entitled to a proportion of any fines or penalties assessed.


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