Approved Opinions for the Week of June 12, 2017
01-1-3406 In the Matter of the Enforcement of New Jersey False Claims Act Subpoenas, N.J. Sup. Ct. (Patterson, J.) (13 pp.) The Court concurs with the Appellate Division panel's conclusion that the language of the NJFCA does not authorize the Attorney General to invoke his or her administrative subpoena power in a given matter after the right to intervene in the qui tam action has expired. After the Attorney General declines to intervene in a qui tam action pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:32C-5(g) and leaves that action in the relator's control, the Attorney General loses the authority conferred by N.J.S.A. 2A:32C-14(a) to issue administrative subpoenas.
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