TITLE

Shall We Qui Tam?

AUTHOR(S)
Frederickson, H. George
PUB. DATE
April 2000
SOURCE
PA Times;Apr2000, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the benefits qui tam or citizen participation in reporting wrongdoings in public administration in the United States. Lawsuits brought about as a result of whistleblowing of incidence of Medicare fraud; Fiscal federalism aspect of qui tam; Issue of offering financial incentives to good citizenship.
ACCESSION #
3181349

 

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