State False Claims Act News

William C. “Bill” Mims Formally Becomes Virginia’s 45th Attorney General

 As anticipated, today Virginia’s General Assembly elected former Chief Deputy Attorney General William C. Mims as Virginia’s 45th Attorney General.  You can read the official OAG press release here.    This followed in the wake of former Attorney General Bob […]

Maryland False Claims Act Alert: Maryland Needs a Real False Claims Act!

With so many developments in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General and in the Attorney General race, I let some Maryland developments slip by the goalie.      Specifically,

Just One Example of Why the Office of the Attorney General is so Important

Given that the last few posts have concerned the OxyContin prosecutions led by Attorney General Bob McDonnell and former U.S. Attorney John Brownlee, today’s OAG press release was perfect timing.Today, Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell awarded a small slice of […]

Ohio Auditor Misses the Mark: Ohio’s Plan to Reduce Medicaid Fraud Includes Everything BUT a State False Claims Act

The state of Ohio–which, like every other state, is facing a record budget deficit–is searching for ways to cut costs and stretch its budget a little.  Amazingly, in a new report released this week by Mary Taylor (who currently serves as […]

Breaking News: Amendments to the Michigan False Claims Act

Yesterday, the Michigan False Claims Act was amended to add two important–but optional–elements of a state false claims act.  Previously, this blog has not addressed elements of a state false claims act over and above compliance with Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, […]

The Final Countdown: How Long will these 28 States Continue to Pay the Penalty for Not Having a State False Claims Act?

We begin our countdown with a list:  Maryland, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, West Virginia, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island.Between January 1, 2009 […]

Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act case filings: The first “Notice of Declination” ever filed under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act

          This will mark the third blog post in our occasional series dealing with filings under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act from across the Commonwealth.¬† In previous posts, I shared the first complaint¬†filed under the […]