Chicago, IL asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois

Q: In a Qui Tam case, can the relater file a petition to revive judgment, or only the USA can take post-judgment action?

Does the relator have the right to file any motions after the judgment was entered against me on 8/23/2007 in violation of my constitutional 5 amendment rights? I was barred from defending myself pursuant to a Mack Order in a prior case. All documents I filed were returned to me unfiled, and I was not allowed to appear in court. Mack Orders only apply to plaintiffs, not defendants. Additionally, in violation of law, about 75% of my IRA and KEOGH funds were taken away from me to pay part of the judgment. The case was revived in 2014, and the relator filed a motion on 10/2/2021 to again revive the judgment. After the initial judgment was entered against me on 8/23/2007, the USA took action to seize all my assets, including my retirement assets, by filing documents with the court, including asset discovery motions, motions to seize my retirement assets, and other documents and actions in court. My 5th amendment rights were violated, and my exempt IRA and KEOGH were illegally seized.

1 Lawyer Answer
Jane Kim
Jane Kim
Answered
  • Naples, FL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Sounds like you did not satisfy the original judgment, and the relator is seeking to collect on it. However, it also sounds like the government intervened in the underlying lawsuit and won a judgment against you. It also sounds like you represented yourself in the underlying lawsuit, hence an unfortunate outcome that you are confused about. If you need help to understand what is going on, and you do, you need to consult with an attorney. This is not the forum for that.

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