The Expanding Risk Of State False Claims Act Actions

Law360, New York (March 6, 2015, 8:12 AM EST) -- Recent expansion of state false claims acts represents a new front in the battle against procurement fraud, one that government contractors must be aware of in order to fully analyze and mitigate risks when contracting with state entities. In addition to examining what is driving this development, this article offers suggestions for ways in which contractors can mitigate the growing risk of state fraud actions.

Why State False Claims Act Risk Is Expanding

Following the federal government's example, states are increasingly looking to their own false claims act statutes to combat procurement and health care fraud. This trend is being driven...

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