Bay Harbor Islands, Florida False Claims Ordinance

The Bay Harbor Islands False Claims Ordinance allows whistleblowers who know of violations of the law to bring a civil action in the name of the town.

A successful whistleblower will receive 10 percent of the proceeds in cases where the town intervenes; if the town does not intervene a successful whistleblower will receive 25 percent of the proceeds. A whistleblower who planned, initiated or furthered the violation will not receive any share.

Civil actions under the Bar Harbor Islands False Claims Ordinance must be brought within 7 years of the violation and shorter time limitations may apply.

Read the full text of the law here.