The False Claims Act and the Wave of New State False Claims Acts


This article is a detailed overview of the nation's major "whistleblower" law, the False Claims Act. It discusses the "qui tam" whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act, which authorize private citizen "whistleblowers" who report fraud against the government to share in the government's recovery of money damages.

This article also discusses the wave of new whistleblower statutes, especially "State" versions of the False Claims Act, which also authorize rewards to whistleblowers.

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