DOJ Skittish About Supreme Court Review Of FCA Pleading

Law360, New York (February 27, 2014, 8:03 PM EST) -- The U.S. solicitor general has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to not hear an appeal in a False Claims Act case against Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc., potentially being concerned the high court would enforce stricter FCA pleading standards that would make it tougher for both the government and relators to bring fraud cases.

The Supreme Court sought the government's opinion in U.S. ex rel. Nathan v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals, an appeal that could have wide-ranging effects on the level of detail that relators must include in...
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