Whistleblower Lawyer Blog Special: Article on How the Successes of the False Claims Act Have Inspired a Wave of State Qui Tam Whistleblower Laws

To assist those who want to know more details about the nation’s primary whistleblower law, the False Claims Act, as well as the wave of new state qui tam whistleblower laws that mirror the False Claims Act, the whistleblower lawyer blog attorneys are pleased to present this detailed article. A version of this article by whistleblower lawyer blog author Michael A. Sullivan has just been published in the October 2007 Georgia Bar Journal, and is reprinted here in updated form with permission of the Bar Journal.

For ease of reading, we have divided this detailed article into six parts:

1. Introduction: The False Claims Act and How It Has Inspired a Wave of State Qui Tam Whistleblower Laws

2. The Basics: The False Claims Act and the Growing Number of State False Claims Acts With Qui Tam Whistleblower Provisions

3. Background and History of the False Claims Act

4. The Modern False Claims Act–How It Works

5. The Successes of the Modern False Claims Act–and How They Have Prompted a Wave of State False Claims Acts With Qui Tam Whistleblower Provisions

6. The State False Claims Acts: Qui Tam Whistleblower Laws That Seek to Repeat the Successes of the Federal False Claims Act

We hope that you find useful and informative our article on the False Claims Act and the new state False Claims Acts. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 800-228-9159, or email us through our website link here.

This article is reprinted with permission of the Georgia Bar Journal.

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