New Provisions Of California’s False Claims Act

California Govenor, Jerry Brown, recently signed into law AB 2492, amending California’s False Claims Act to “better conform it to requirements of the federal False Claims Act.”

The amended law becomes effective on January 1st, 2013.  Some of the key changes include an award of up to 50% for the whistleblower from the proceeds ultimately paid out by the defendant.  In addition, a whistleblower may seek full relief, including reinstatement, double damages for back pay, special damages, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees and court costs if they have been terminated, demoted, discriminated against, or retaliated against for initiating a False Claims Act matter.

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