The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts: Alternatives to State Qui Tam Statutes
Authored by Jonathan Diesenhaus of Hogan Lovells, this paper addresses the unexpected effects and complications from state laws that attempt to mirror the federal False Claims Act. It charts the development of state qui tam laws, outlines the challenges they present to states and defendants alike, and provides a roadmap of alternative measures to combat fraud.
False Claims Act (FCA) Information
Originally enacted during the Civil War to fight profiteering by suppliers to the Union Army, the False Claims Act has evolved into a sweeping statute covering nearly every company doing business with the federal government. Read More »
State Legal Reforms Information
Under the federal structure of the United States, both the federal government and the states have a role in addressing the problem of lawsuit abuse. Read More »
A Chicago personal injury lawyer specializing in litigation involving motor vehicle accidents will need to answer allegations he violated federal privacy laws in allegedly using personal information on police traffic accident reports to solicit potential new clients, after a federal judge declined to dismiss a class action lawsuit against him over the alleged business practices. (Cook County Record) Read More »
The Wisconsin legislature passed a budget this week that includes a repeal of a Medicaid "whistleblower" law enacted in 2007. Modeled on the federal False Claims Act, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes that the Wisconsin law "has made millions of dollars for lawyers." Read More »