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Montana False Claims Act

By Shauna Itri The Montana False Claims Act is modeled after the federal False Claims Act and allows individuals with information related to fraud, waste, and abuse being perpetrated on the Montana government to file a lawsuit on behalf of the government. Montana False Claims Act Liability Under the Montana False Claims Act, similar [...]

Washington State Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act

By Joy Clairmont In 2012, the State of Washington passed the Washington State Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act ("Washington Medicaid FCA"), its own version of the federal False Claims Act ("FCA"). The Washington Medicaid FCA allows private individuals who know about Medicaid fraud to bring a qui tam case against a person or entity [...]

What is the Difference Between Internal and External Whistleblowing?

By Susan Schneider Thomas Let’s begin this post by defining the term “whistleblowing” and distinguishing it from “leaking,” or disclosing government practices or documents. When we use the term “whistleblowing,” we’re talking about reporting on misconduct by individuals or companies that takes advantage of the government or causes some public harm. Most specifically, since [...]

Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act

By Jonathan DeSantis The Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act (“VFATA”) is the state level counterpart to the federal False Claims Act for false claims in the Commonwealth of Virginia. While the federal statute concerns the presentation of false claims involving federal funds, the VFATA concerns the presentation of false claims involving state or local [...]

Investigative Tools in the Government’s Arsenal: Civil Investigative Demands

By Sherrie R. Savett and Jonathan Z. DeSantis When investigating potential violations of the False Claims Act (“FCA”), the Government has a powerful tool at its disposal known as civil investigative demands (“CID”). CIDs permit the Government to require a person or entity to produce documents, provide written answers to interrogatories, or provide oral [...]

Chicago False Claims Act

By Shauna Itri  The Chicago False Claims Act allows whistleblowers to bring a qui tam lawsuit in the name of the City of Chicago if he or she has information related to fraud, waste, and abuse being perpetrated on the local government.  Chicago False Claims Act Liability Under the Chicago False Claims Act, similar [...]

The California Insurance Fraud Prevention Act

By Daniel Miller The California Insurance Fraud Prevention Act is a very unique and powerful law that qui tam whistleblowers can use to recover substantial funds for fraud committed against insurance companies in California. It is unique because it allows private whistleblowers to recover funds for fraud committed against private insurers. It is powerful [...]

Rhode Island False Claims Act

What is the Rhode Island False Claims Act? The Rhode Island False Claims Act is modeled after the federal False Claims Act and allows individuals with information related to fraud, waste, and abuse being perpetrated on the Rhode Island government to file a lawsuit on behalf of the government. Rhode Island False Claims Act Liability Under the [...]

Delaware False Claims Act

Reporting Fraud Under the Delaware False Claims Act Before July 16, 2009, only an "affected person" could bring a False Claims Act action under the Delaware False Claims Act ("Delaware FCA"). The Delaware FCA defined "affected person" as a labor organization or a current or former employee of a person liable for a false claims [...]

Iowa False Claims Act

In 2010, the State of Iowa passed the Iowa False Claims Act ("Iowa FCA"), its own version of the federal False Claims Act ("FCA"). The Iowa FCA allows people 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. Like [...]

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