New Jersey lawmakers are moving to overturn a published Appellate Division ruling that said the state’s False Claims Act cannot be used to sue over conduct that occurred before the law’s 2008 effective date.

The Democratic-controlled Assembly on May 14 passed a bill, A4041, which would allow for retroactive application of the act. The bill passed on a vote of 42-27 that was split along party lines. The bill passed with one vote more than the minimum necessary.

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