Congress Considers Broadening Whistleblower Statute

Bipartisan bills currently in Congress seek to broaden the reach of the federal False Claims Act, the primary means for private citizens to combat fraud against the government. The FCA, also known as the “Lincoln Law” has been in effect since the Civil War. Initially, the Congress passed the law to allow private citizens to […]

States Enacting Whistleblower Statutes

The U.S. Department of Justice has a backlog of more than 1000 whistleblower cases awaiting review. As a result, qui tam plaintiffs attorneys are increasingly turning to state courts to file whistleblower suits. Specifically, in the health care context, 23 states and the District of Columbia are pooling their resources to investigate and prosecute Medicaid […]