• New Mexico Court Dismisses State Qui Tam Suit as Unconstitutional Due to Retroactive Application of the State False Claims Statute
  • May 17, 2010 | Authors: Douglas W. Baruch; John T. Boese
  • Law Firm: Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP - Washington Office
  • As more states have passed or amended state false claims laws, many state attorneys general and state qui tam relators have attempted to retroactively apply these punitive statutes. Last week, however, in one of the first state court decisions to address this issue, the New Mexico state court put a brake on these efforts by dismissing a well-publicized state false claims act case on constitutional grounds.