High Court To Rule On Whether Violation Of FCA Seal Requirement Warrants Dismissal

Mealey's (May 31, 2016, 1:18 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on May 31 granted an insurer’s petition for a writ of certiorari asking the court to determine what standard governs the decision whether to dismiss a relator’s qui tam action for violation of the seal requirement under the False Claims Act (FCA) (U.S., ex rel. Rigsby v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., No. 15-513, U.S. Sup.).

Qui Tam Action

On April 26, 2006, sisters Cori and Kerri Rigsby filed a lawsuit under seal in the U.S. District Court...
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