The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts: Alternatives to State Qui Tam Statutes

October 23, 2013

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.

 

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