Philadelphia False Claims Ordinance

The Philadelphia False Claims Ordinance allows whistleblowers who know of violations of the law to submit a proposed civil complaint to the city solicitor. The city solicitor may pursue a civil action, designate the whistleblower to file an action on behalf of the city, decline either to bring an action or to designate the whistleblower, or proceed in another manner.

A successful whistleblower will receive between 10 and 25 percent of the recovery where the city pursues the action; a whistleblower designated to pursue the action will receive between 15 and 30 percent if successful. A person convicted of criminal conduct related to the violation will not receive an award.

Read the full text of the law here.