State Whistleblower Protections

In addition to the Federal Government, several states have their own versions of the False Claim Act, allowing whistleblowers to bring qui tam actions in the name of the state government to recover for fraudulent claims made against the states. These cases are often, but not always, brought in tandem with actions brought under the Federal False Claims Act (FCA). The state statutes are similar to the Federal FCA, offering similar protections and incentives. Some allow whistleblower awards of up to 50 percent of the government’s recovery. Below is a list of some of the state qui tam statutes.