SCOTUS Appears Open to Longer False Claims Filing Rule (1). Exposing Misconduct.

SCOTUS Appears Open to Longer False Claims Filing Rule (1)

March 19, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court justices during oral arguments March 19 seemed receptive to a whistleblower-friendly standard for filing a timely False Claims Act complaint.

The justices’ questions indicated that allowing a whistleblower to rely on a three-year filing period, even when the government doesn’t intervene in a case, satisfies the FCA’s text.

When addressing whether such a rule would encourage whistleblowers to delay suits, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said “waiting in the weeds” isn’t “realistic.”

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