Calif.'s Expanded Whistleblower Rights Pave Way For More Suits

Law360, San Diego (September 28, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT) -- A California measure signed into law Thursday expands who can bring whistleblower claims alleging companies submitted false claims to the state and tacks on new financial incentives for qui tam relators, a move that is likely to drive up litigation against employers and boost the potential for settlements, according to lawyers.

Gov. Jerry Brown approved A.B. 2492, which will make California the first in the nation to update its state statute with stronger whistleblower protections and stiffer penalties to align with the federal False Claims Act....
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