Washington, D.C. September 29, 2008. The National Whistleblowers Center announced today that it is releasing the second volume in its “Whistleblower Laws” series, a legal reference that assists whistleblowers, community activists and journalists. The newest book, False Claim Acts: Federal, State and Municipal Qui Tam Laws , outlines all current laws that allow a private citizen to file a lawsuit “blowing the whistle” on irresponsible contractors who bilk government agencies. Under these laws, the whistleblower can be awarded a portion of the taxpayer monies recovered.
The book contains the federal False Claims Act, the text of false claims act legislation from 22 states, various city governments, as well as the IRS qui tam provisions covering tax fraud.
Recently, qui tam laws have become a popular tool for state and municipalities in the fight against government waste. In 2006 alone, the Federal Government recovered 1.41 billion dollars from fraudulent contractors under the FCA. As new qui tam laws are passed, the online version of this book will reflect them, and users can stay up to date by linking to or adding this page to your favorites: False Claim Acts: Federal, State and Municipal Qui Tam Laws.
The publication is an invaluable resource for whistleblowers and plaintiff’s attorneys who are interested in qui tam laws. This is now available for purchase as a PDF Download from the NWC. Click here for more information.