Attorney James Young explains how long it can take for whistleblowers to see a resolution.
There’s no easy way to predict the duration of a case. The statistical average is a little over 4 years, though there are cases that have lasted 10 and 15 years, and there are cases that have resolved in 6 months. Some of the factors that go into that:
- The size and scope and complexity of the case.
- ome of it is whether the defendant is a repeat offender, and they’re already on the government’s radar and the government is aware of some of the scheme.
- And whether or not there are other cases filed against them.
But, we like to tell clients that 4 years is a good target, and just to be patient--that patience is key in these cases.