High Court Hears Arguments Over Sanctions For False Claims Act’s Seal Requirement

Mealey's (November 2, 2016, 9:47 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Nov. 1 from an insurer, the relators in a qui tam action against that insurer, and the U.S. government over what the appropriate sanctions should be when relators in a False Claims Act (FCA) suit violate that statute’s requirement that the complaint and filings remain sealed (State Farm Fire & Casualty Co.  v. United States, ex rel. Cori Rigsby, et al., No. 15-513, U.S. Sup.).

(Transcript available.  Document #68-161110-014T.)

Qui Tam Action

In April 2006, sisters Cori...
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