Fla. Appeals Court Backs Dismissal Of Unpaid Tax FCA Suit

Law360, Miami (November 21, 2013, 7:37 PM EST) -- A Florida appeals court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of two Florida residents' effort to get their cut as relators in a False Claims Act action related to claims of unpaid taxes on assignment-of-mortgage notes, saying the state's tax act controls such matters.

The First District Court of Appeals concluded that the lower court was correct in finding that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction in the private action brought by Barbara and Thomas Stevens pursuing recovery based on the claims that several parties had failed to...
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