Feds Slam Researcher's Bid To Revive FCA Counterclaims

Law360, New York (October 13, 2017, 5:29 PM EDT) -- The federal government on Thursday slammed an energy researcher’s request that a South Dakota federal court reconsider its August decision tossing his counterclaims against the U.S. in a False Claims Act suit over claims the researcher fraudulently obtained a $100,000 National Science Foundation grant, saying his arguments are “little more than nonsense.”

Scott Thompson, who won the 2009 grant for research on a solar cell project, told the court in September that his counterclaims against the U.S. and federal investigators, which include claims of malicious prosecution,...
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