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California FCA Strengthened to Parallel the Federal Act


On September 27, Governor Brown signed into law amendments to the California False Claims Act predominantly designed to strengthen the CFCA and conform it to the federal FCA. The new law, which takes effect on January 1, 2013, increases incentives to bring lawsuits against state and local contractors by broadening anti-retaliation provisions, raising the amount of civil penalties recoverable, facilitating whistleblower suits, and extending liability for retention of an overpayment.

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Mark R. Troy
Senior Counsel – Los Angeles
Phone: +1 213.443.5576
Mana Elihu Lombardo
Partner – Los Angeles
Phone: +1 213.443.5563