New Jersey False Claims Act

The New Jersey False Claims Act allows whistleblowers who know of violations of the law to file a “qui tam” lawsuit. It has general application, covering many types of fraud against the state, not just healthcare fraud, although tax fraud is specifically exempted from the reach of the New Jersey False Claims Act.

The terms of the New Jersey False Claims Act extend to the state’s executive branch and to independent state authorities. “Qui tam” suits may be brought by whistleblowers on behalf of the state.

A successful whistleblower will receive between 15 and 25 percent of the proceeds in cases where the state intervenes; if the state does not intervene a successful whistleblower will receive between 25 and 30 percent of the proceeds. These amounts may be reduced if the whistleblower planned or initiated the violation.


Read the full text of the law here.