Hair and Van Raalte have defended numerous Federal and State White Collar cases. They have represented many people investigated by all Federal Agencies including the F.B.I., Customs, DEA, BATF, Homeland Security, Secret Service, EPA, SEC and other Regulatory agencies. The client list includes major Corporations of various types and their executives, Health Care Providers of all kinds, Financial Advisors, Bankers, Defense Contractors, Manufacturing companies and their executives in Environmental investigations, Customs violations and other Federal Criminal investigations.
Hair and Van Raalte both have extensive experience handling local/City Government affairs. They have represented local Governments, defending against zoning cases and other development related lawsuits. They have represented City Governments in appeals from Zoning and Planning Boards as well as cases in South Carolina’s Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. In addition to representing Local Governments, Hair and Van Raalte represent individuals in cases against local Governments. They have helped Real Estate developers with zoning issues, handled permitting issues, planning issues and other City Business related matters.
Complex Federal Civil Litigation
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Qui Tam and False Claims
The number of plaintiffs/relators filing False Claims act or Qui Tam cases has exploded over the past decade. More and more “whistleblower” type claims are being filed on behalf of the Federal Government in an effort to curb fraud in Government programs. Hair and Van Raalte have extensive experience in defending Corporate and individual clients against these type cases. They have represented major health care providers, including hospitals, Nursing Homes, Hospices, Ambulance services and individual physicians in a variety of Qui Tam cases. Additionally, the firm has represented Defense Contractors and their upper level employees against the government in Qui Tam cases.
Hair and Van Raalte have extensive appellate experience. Over the course of twenty-five years both hair and Van Raalte have argued many cases in South Carolina’s Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. They have also both handled appeals in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. See the attached list of appellate cases handled by the firm.