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4th Circ. Upholds FCA's Whistleblower Secrecy

Law360 (March 28, 2011, 8:31 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Monday upheld secrecy provisions in the False Claims Act, saying in a split decision that the mandatory sealing of whistleblower suits does not violate First Amendment rights and the separation of powers.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a district court's decision to knock down a suit from the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the court clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia....
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