New York False Claims Act
The New York False Claims Act is a crucial addition to the anti-fraud legal arsenal. Enacted in 2007, the NYFCA enables whistleblowers to file qui tam actions for false claims for submitted to the State of New York. Under the NYFCA, qui tam actions are reviewed and prosecuted by the New York Attorney General's Office, which has already taken effective action against companies which have overcharged NY State or its agencies, including Medicaid.
Our firm has successfully handled litigation under the NYFCA. We look forward to speaking with any whistleblowers having concrete evidence that the NY State, or its counties or municipalities, have been defrauded.
A unique feature of this law is that knowing tax underpayments above a significant threshold are actionable qui tam cases. The Federal False Claims Act has no such provision.