Many states have False Claims Act statutes to discourage fraud against the government and help protect and reward whistleblowers. While these state False Claims Act laws all serve a similar purpose, whistleblowers should be aware that not all state statutes cover the same kinds of fraud. There are also other differences that an experienced Hagens Berman whistleblower attorney can help explain to you. Generally, qui tam lawsuits can be filed by whistleblowers under state False Claims Act laws if the fraud involves Medicaid funds or money from state and local agencies. The 30 states and the District of Columbia (as well as three cities and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) have enacted whistleblower laws to incentivize whistleblowers and protect their public programs from fraud via qui tam provisions.

See the list below for a specific state or local government False Claims Act statute.

Local Statutes: