Louisiana does have a state False Claims Act; however, it only applies to cases involving Medicaid fraud. If you have a whistleblower claim, please contact us so that a lawyer may advise you about your whistleblower rights under the state FCA as well as qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act.
Louisiana Whistleblower and Qui Tam News
- DuPont wins whistleblower suit in Louisiana
January 26, 2015 – For close to two weeks, a jury in a federal court in Baton Rouge watched videos and heard testimony in a whistleblower suit alleging that the DuPont plant in Burnside, La., along the Mississippi River had leaked carcinogens for years. On Friday night, after more than eight hours of deliberation, it found in favor of DuPont. The case was brought by Jeffrey Simoneaux, a former plant employee, in an unusual use of the False Claims Act. He claimed DuPont failed to report the leaks to the Environmental Protection Agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act to avoid paying government fines.
- Louisiana Whistleblower Asks Judge To Sentence Corrupt Former Coroner To Prison
January 19, 2014 – A whistleblower who exposed financial fraud and other wrongdoing in the St. Tammany, Louisiana Parish Coroner’s office has had a change of heart about the potential fate Peter Galvan, the allegedly corrupt former coroner, faces. In October, Terry King told the Times-Picayune that a simple apology from Mr. Galvan for wrongfully firing his wife Laura King would have been enough to resolve the problem. Mr. and Mrs. King accused the coroner of firing Mrs. King as his forensic laboratory director in 2009 after she refused to buy a computer with funds designated for other purposes.
- Whistleblower’s Allegations Against Louisiana Coroner Progress As U.S. Issues Criminal Charges
October 22, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Justice announced it has charged a former Louisiana parish coroner with conspiracy to commit theft of property from a municipal agency receiving federal funds. The charges stem from allegations made by whistleblower Laura King, who was fired from her job as the coroner’s forensic laboratory director in 2009, and her husband Terry King, a financial consultant and auditor who worked for years to compile evidence supporting his wife’s claims.