Schweizer's Impact On FCA Settlements

Law360, New York (April 26, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT) -- On April 20, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the United States cannot settle a qui tam action over a relator's objection without a judicial finding that the proposed settlement is fair, adequate and reasonable under the circumstances, United States ex rel. Schweizer v. Oce NV, --- F.3d ---, potentially complicating efforts by the government and defendants to resolve cases under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq., especially those with little merit or damage to the...
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