By Matt Sharp (February 5, 2015, 5:31 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Assembly's Health and Senior Services Committee on Thursday signed off on legislation that would make the state's False Claims Act retroactive under certain circumstances — a direct response to an appellate ruling finding the statute applies only prospectively.
Sponsored by Assemblymen Herb Conaway Jr. and Troy Singleton, the proposed bill aims to stiffen the state's FCA statute to allow certain civil actions for false claims made prior to March 13, 2008. An identical bill by New Jersey Sen. Nicholas Scutari is pending in New Jersey's Senate.
Under the bill, the state's FCA statute would apply to past allegations...
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