In 2009, the State of Connecticut adopted the Connecticut False
Claims Act ("Connecticut FCA"), its own version of the federal
False Claims Act ("FCA"). The Connecticut FCA allows private
individuals who know about fraud to bring a qui tam case
against a person or entity for submitting or causing the submission
of false claims to the State. Unlike the federal FCA, the
Connecticut FCA only applies to fraud against medical assistance
programs administered by the Connecticut Department of Social
Services, including Medicaid.
Like the federal FCA, the Connecticut FCA allows for financial
rewards to whistleblowers for bringing an action on behalf of the
State. If the State decides to intervene in a case, the
whistleblower may receive 15-25% of the recovery. If the State does
not intervene and the whistleblower pursues the case on their own,
they may receive 25-30% of the recovery.
Key provisions of the Connecticut FCA mirror the federal FCA,
While the Connecticut FCA and the federal FCA have numerous
similarities, they also have some differences:
The Connecticut Attorney General's Office has prosecuted
numerous qui tam cases, recovering funds for both the state
government and Connecticut taxpayers:
For more information on the Connecticut False Claims Act or to
speak with an attorney, please contact Shauna Itri at email@example.com or 215-875-3049. To
read more about what whistleblower clients can expect from our
For more than a decade, the Berger & Montague, P.C.
Whistleblower, Qui Tam & False Claims Act Practice Group has
represented whistleblowers in matters involving healthcare fraud,
defense contracting fraud, IRS fraud, securities fraud, and
commodities fraud. While the information on this blog is not legal
advice, we would be more than happy to speak with you directly
about your potential case. Any information you share with us will
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