Grassley Pushes States To Beef Up False Claims Acts

Law360, New York (April 29, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT) -- The recent toughening of the federal False Claims Act should be followed at the state level, including a possible end to state “first to file” restrictions on whistleblower suits, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has said.

The Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — the federal office in charge of determining whether states' whistleblower laws are tough enough to qualify for federal incentives — should re-evaluate the state laws in the wake of President Barack Obama's new anti-fraud measures, Grassley...
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