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DOJ Must Explain FCA Dismissals, Judge Rules

Law360 (April 4, 2019, 6:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice must have a legitimate reason for dismissing whistleblower False Claims Act suits, a Pennsylvania federal judge said in a Wednesday ruling that signals limits on the government’s new spree of FCA dismissals.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Savage is the first decision on the DOJ’s dismissal authority to be issued as part of nearly a dozen FCA cases that the government in December sought to dismiss. In Wednesday's ruling, Judge Savage granted a DOJ dismissal request, but he also rejected the idea that the DOJ has “unfettered discretion” to toss whistleblower FCA suits....

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October 21, 2016

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