Analysis

Pointed Questions Suggest Longer FCA Time Limit Is Likely

Law360 (March 20, 2019, 9:47 PM EDT) -- An extended time limit for False Claims Act cases where the government doesn't intervene, seemingly supported by the justices at arguments for a pending U.S. Supreme Court case, marks a significant potential expansion of already-high FCA-related risks and costs for federal contractors, attorneys said.

Although oral arguments don't necessarily touch on the full range of issues in a case, the focus of questions from the majority of the justices during oral arguments Tuesday for Cochise Consultancy Inc. et al. v. U.S. ex rel. Hunt — questions indicating the justices may be taking a straight textual, rather than contextual, view of the FCA...

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