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D.C. Circuit Upholds Public-Disclosure-Bar Dismissal Based On Information Posted to Websites

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a district court’s dismissal of a qui tam action under the oft-litigated, “public disclosure bar,” where the transactions that gave rise to an inference of...more

Seventh Circuit Clarifies Retroactivity of Part of 2010 Amended Definition of “Original Source” for Purposes of Public Disclosure...

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On January 4, 2016, the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion addressing the scope of the public disclosure bar under the False Claims Act (“FCA”). In United States ex rel. Bogine v. Medline Industries, Inc., 809 F.3d 365 (7th...more

Ninth Circuit Eases Ability for Whistleblowers to Bring Qui Tam Actions

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

In an important development under False Claims Act (“FCA”) case law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has expressly abrogated former precedent limiting the ability of whistleblowers to recover funds reimbursed...more

Ninth Circuit Unanimously Overrules Long-Standing “Original Source” Precedent; Makes it Easier to Qualify as an Original Source...

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

For 23 years, the Ninth Circuit required that a relator establish three elements to qualify as an “original source” under the False Claims Act: (1) the relator must have direct and independent knowledge of the information on...more

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