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Tag Archives: False Claims Act

Law firms respond to ‘white-hot’ practice area

Two years after the “bounty” provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act on financial reforms took effect, whistleblower matters remain a sizzling growth area for lawyers in employment or finance and securities practice areas — or, as is increasingly common, on a law firm interdisciplinary team that harnesses expertise from both fields.

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US won’t retry watchdog whistleblower case

The Justice Department said Thursday it will not try again to sue a watchdog group that shared money from a whistleblower settlement with a government economist more than 14 years ago, following a mistrial in the case last month.

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FOIA disclosure bars lawsuit

Washington (Dolan) — A federal agency’s response to a Freedom of Information Act request is a “report” within the meaning of the False Claims Act’s public disclosure bar, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-3 decision.

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10-188 Schindler Elevator Corp. v. U.S. ex rel. Kirk

False Claims Act FOIA requests A federal agency’s written response to a FOIA request for records constitutes a “report” within the meaning of the FCA’s public disclosure bar. The Court’s holding is not inconsistent with the public disclosure bar’s drafting history. If anything, the drafting history supports this Court’s holding. Kirk’s case seems a classic example of the “opportunistic” litigation ...

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New law offers more case options

Whistleblower cases are long and difficult, but attorneys may soon bring more of them due to expanded options laid out in a new law that takes effect this month.

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