High Court Puts Restrictions On Whistleblower Suits

Law360, New York (March 30, 2010, 7:21 PM EDT) -- Dealing a setback to a county soil and water conservation district employee’s False Claims Act case, the U.S. Supreme Court has restricted pending whistleblower cases that accuse local governments and other parties of committing fraud to receive federal funding.

In a 7-2 decision, the high court on Tuesday held that whistleblowers are barred from filing suit under the FCA if state or local governments have already disclosed the alleged wrongdoing in administrative reports. However, the new health care law contains a provision that may allow for...
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