• Amendments to the California False Claims Act: What Every Contractor Doing Business with the State or a Political Subdivision Needs to Know
  • April 24, 2013
  • Law Firms: Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation - Los Angeles Office ; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation - San Francisco Office
  • On September 27, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2492 (“AB 2492”) amending the California False Claims Act (“CFCA”), bringing it more into line with the Federal False Claims Act (“FFCA”). The amendments to the CFCA took effect on January 1, 2013. The impetus behind the amendment was the California Attorney General being notified by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the State was no longer in compliance with federal law, and that to continue to collect a 10% share of recoveries in Medicaid-related false claims act suits, the CFCA had to be “at least as effective” as the FFCA in rewarding and facilitating actions brought by Whistleblowers.