In 2008, the State of New Jersey adopted the New Jersey False
Claims Act ("New Jersey FCA"), its own version of the federal False
Claims Act ("FCA"). A person or entity may be held liable under the
New Jersey FCA for false claims submitted to New Jersey. Further,
the Act allows private individuals who know about fraud against New
Jersey to bring a qui tam case against the offending party on
behalf of the State.
Like the federal FCA, the New Jersey FCA offers 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.
Jersey False Claims Act vs. Federal False Claims Act
While the New Jersey FCA is modeled after the federal FCA, there
are differences in several key provisions between the two acts.
New Jersey False Claims Act Settlements
The New Jersey Attorney General's Office has prosecuted numerous
qui tam cases, recovering funds for both the state government and
New Jersey taxpayers:
For more information on the New Jersey False Claims Act or to
speak with an attorney, please contact Shauna Itri at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
be treated with the highest level of confidentiality, and we will
protect you every step of the way.
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