NYC's FCA No Friend To Private Plaintiffs, Lawyers Say

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 7:46 PM EST) -- New York City's revamped False Claims Act represents a useful legal prod for prosecutors seeking to bring targets to the settlement table under threat of triple damages, but its quirks make it undesirable for use by private plaintiffs who want to maintain control over their claims, attorneys said Monday.

Their comments came after a Friday statutory deadline elapsed for top city officials to receive a report detailing how the law, first passed in 2005 and amended in June, has been used and how much monetary value...
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