Residents: U.S. High Court Should Hear False Claims Act Case About Fracking Leases

(October 23, 2018, 1:55 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3 docketed a hydraulic fracturing lease dispute in which Ohio residents contend that their claim under the False Claims Act (FCA) against the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) was wrongly dismissed because the MWCD was aware that the leases in question violated an obligation to the United States (United States, ex rel. Leatra Harper, et al. v. Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, No. 18-418, U.S. Sup.)....

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