In 2007, the State of New York adopted the New York False Claims
Act ("New York FCA"), its own version of the federal False Claims
Act ("FCA"). A person or entity may be held liable under the New
York FCA for false claims submitted to New York state or local
governments. Further, the Act allows private individuals who know
about fraud against New York State to bring a qui tam case against
the offending party on behalf of the State. Notably, the New York
FCA allows whistleblowers to bring an action for tax fraud.
Like the federal FCA, the New York 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.
York FCA and Federal FCA Similarities
Several key provisions of the New York FCA mirror the federal
FCA, such as:
York FCA and Federal FCA Differences
While the New York FCA and the federal FCA have numerous
similarities, they also have some differences:
Additionally, New York City also has its own false claims act.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the New York City False Claims Act
in 2005, allowing citizens to bring lawsuits to recover damages for
fraudulent claims submitted to the City.
New York False Claims Act Cases
The New York State Attorney General's Office has prosecuted
numerous qui tam cases, recovering funds for both the state
government and New York taxpayers:
For more information on the New York False Claims Act or to
speak with an attorney, please contact Joy Clairmont at email@example.com or
215-875-5803. To read more about what whistleblower clients can
expect from our lawyers,
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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