Citing $2B J&J Deal, Pa. Pol Floats State False Claims Act

Law360, Philadelphia (November 5, 2013, 3:29 PM EST) -- Citing Johnson & Johnson’s $2.2 billion deal with federal prosecutors to settle False Claims Act allegations over illegal marketing of three of its banner drugs, a Pennsylvania legislator on Monday renewed his push for the General Assembly to enact its own whistleblower law.

Rep. Brandon Neuman, D-Washington, said Pennsylvania remained the largest state in the country without its own false claims law and said a bill he introduced in the state House of Representatives in June would help the state reap new revenues from fraud suits...
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