Supreme Court ruling gives whistleblowers more time to file legal action under False Claims Act. Exposing Misconduct.

Supreme Court ruling gives whistleblowers more time to file legal action under False Claims Act

May 14, 2019

A ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court means that whistleblowers will have more time to file legal action under the False Claims Act.

The unanimous ruling by the court justices gives whistleblowers up to four years of additional time to bring False Claims Act cases in healthcare and other industries. The ruling applies in so-called qui tam suits in which the federal government has declined to intervene, and whistleblowers choose to file their own private lawsuit.

In Conchise Consultancy v. U.S., ex rel. Hunt, the justices said a time limit provision of the False Claims Act applies to private parties in cases in which the government has not intervened.
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