FCA Suit Against Payroll Cos. Won't Get High Court Hearing

Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 5:49 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a False Claims Act suit by two attorneys who accused payroll companies of improperly profiting from tax transfer payments.

The Supreme Court decision means that an August Eleventh Circuit ruling dismissing the case will stand. The Eleventh Circuit ruled in August 2011 that the suit was barred by the FCA's tax bar, which prevents the filing of whistleblower suits based on records or statements made under the federal tax code.

The suit, which had also been dismissed...
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