Late in May, we reported the introduction of H.B. 2352, a state False Claims bill that would incentivize bounty hunting plaintiffs’ and their attorneys to seek recoveries against businesses contracting with the Commonwealth. It’s a lose-lose proposition letting loose lawsuit-happy bounty hunters on a state already fraught with lawsuit abuse.
PCCJR’s strong opposition has thus far prevented the False Claims bill from moving. Our success up to this point does not make us complacent. PCCJR will be on guard during these summer months as the legislature continues to convene. The General Assembly needs to fully understand the impact of passing a state-based False Claims Act and its false promise of enhanced recovery money for Medicaid fraud and non-fraudulent claims.
Stay tuned for any needed action!