Congress Shelves $10.9 Billion Health Care Bill for Ground Zero Workers

Congress recently shelved a $10.9 billion federal health care bill for sick 9/11 workers. The City, through Mayor Bloomberg, opposed the bill because of a provision that would require it to pay $500 million of the total cost of the health program over the next 10 years. Many New Yorkers, directly affected by the attacks […]

New York’s False Claims Act Cleans Up Business Practices and Rewards Whistle Blowers

By Nicholas Papain, Esq. In 2007, New York State enacted into law the New York False Claim Act. The law, modeled after a federal statute created during the Civil War to combat corrupt contractors, imposes liability on those who “knowingly present or cause to be presented to the state or a local government, a false […]