States Eye New York AG As He Tests Limits Of FCA

Law360, New York (April 20, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's decision to use the state's newly amended False Claims Act to seek $300 million in damages against Sprint Nextel Corp. over alleged tax-dodging is an exercise of prosecutorial power that is unique to the Empire State but may not be for long, experts say.

On Thursday the beleaguered Overland Park, Kan.-based wireless carrier became the first defendant targeted since a 2010 change to New York's false claims statute made it the only major jurisdiction in the U.S., including the federal government, that considers...
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