Why The High Court Will Hear Cochise Consultancy V. US

Law360 (December 7, 2018, 10:26 PM EST) -- On Nov. 16, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Cochise Consultancy Inc. v. U.S. ex rel. Hunt, agreeing to decide how the False Claims Act's statute of limitations applies in qui tam actions brought by a private relator in which the government declined to intervene. The court's decision in Hunt should bring sorely needed clarity to a question that has deeply divided the federal circuit courts.

The Supreme Court Will Review the Eleventh Circuit's Interpretation of 31 U.S.C. Section 3731(b)(2)

The FCA's statute of limitations provision, 31 U.S.C. Section 3731(b), states that a civil action may not be brought...

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