This page is part three of a series on the new Georgia whistleblower laws. Tony Munter speaks with Jason Marcus about the Georgia Taxpayer Protection Act and the origins of this state legislation.
Then there’s a lot of states that have maybe one firm or no firms but the Atlanta area has been blessed with five or six not only good false claims act firms, but with lawyers who have a lot of influence either because they’ve settled major nationwide False Claims Act cases or just because they have political backgrounds. We had a handful of false claims act lawyers here who really pushed the legislature on the benefits of having one of these false claims acts. They worked very closely with the legislature in framing one. That’s why it is unusually broad, it’s because of their involvement. They did a wonderful job with it.