8th Circ. Voids Cisco Whistleblowers' $8.1M Award

Law360, Washington (October 5, 2015, 5:34 PM EDT) -- The Eight Circuit cited lack of claim overlap Monday in tossing a panel decision that had affirmed an $8.1 million award to two whistleblowers who helped bring a defective pricing and kickback False Claims Act suit against Cisco Systems Inc. and one of its distributors.

In an 8-2 en banc decision, the appellate court found that a district court judge didn't adequately address the needed overlap standard between the initial claims brought by the whistleblowers and those claims the government brought upon intervening in the case....
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