This is a pile on law suit if ever there was one.
Landis wouldn't be trying to get some payola for something he was totally in collusion for, would he? Oh wait...
The False Claims Act allows whistleblowers to sue those they allege defrauded the government. The government has the right to intervene, and given the DOJs massive legal and investigative powers, it could essentially take over the case. Landis could collect up to 25% of any money the government recovers. Since the USPS paid more than $30 million between 2001 and 2004 to sponsor the team and the suit seeks treble damages Landis could receive a substantial windfall.