The 7th Circ. Stance In Uhlig V. Fluor

Law360, New York (December 15, 2016, 5:47 PM EST) -- John Bueker

Kirsten Mayer

Alexandra Roth On Oct. 11, 2016, the Seventh Circuit confirmed that there is no violation of the False Claims Act where the defendant allegedly violated a self-imposed requirement that was not mandated by its contract with the government, and affirmed the proper test for determining whether a purported whistleblower has undertaken a protected activity for purposes of a retaliation claim.

In United States ex rel. Uhlig v. Fluor Corp., 839 F.3d 628 (7th Cir. 2016), the panel held that Fluor had not violated the FCA, and that Uhlig could not claim whistleblower protections because at the time...

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