Trouble For Health Care Still Brews After Bly-McGee

Law360, New York (February 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Supreme Court of the United States announced on Jan. 22 that it would not decide whether public disclosures made by state government agencies may preclude federal courts from exercising jurisdiction over suits brought by whistleblowers under the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”).

The case at issue, United States ex rel. Bly-McGee v. Premo, raised an important question for all businesses that contract with the federal government, and especially for health care entities, that are subject to extensive audit and review by a variety of state...
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