ACLU Suit Threatens Whistleblower Secrecy

Law360, New York (September 22, 2010, 6:24 PM EDT) -- If the American Civil Liberties Union has its way, the False Claims Act will no longer be blanketed in secrecy and whistleblower allegations of government fraud will be laid bare. However, attorneys familiar with the suit currently on appeal say that the stealth investigations and anonymity of FCA suits trump transparency.

At oral arguments Tuesday, the ACLU urged a panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to repeal the automatic secrecy provisions of the FCA, leaving the courts to determine — as...
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