In 2000, the State of Hawaii adopted the Hawaii False Claims Act
for False Claims to the State ("Hawaii FCA"), its own version of
the federal False Claims Act ("FCA"). The Hawaii 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 government.
Like the federal FCA, the Hawaii 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,
the whistleblower may receive 25-30% of the recovery.
In addition to the Hawaii False Claims Act for False Claims to
the State, Hawaii also has a Hawaii False Claims Act for False
Claims to the Counties. The county false claims act is essentially
identical to the state false claims act, except that it applies to
defrauding county governments instead of the state government.
Key provisions of the Hawaii FCA mirror the federal FCA, such
While the Hawaii FCA and the federal FCA have numerous
similarities, they also have several differences:
The Hawaii Attorney General's Office has prosecuted numerous
qui tam cases, recovering funds for the State
For more information on the Hawaii FCA 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
lawyers, click here.
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.
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