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High Court Won't Hear FCA Ambiguity Interpretation Dispute

Law360, Nashville (January 9, 2017, 4:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition asking it to consider whether companies can avoid False Claims Act penalties by claiming they made a reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous law, ending a long-running dispute over sales commissions paid under a U.S. Export-Import Bank loan.

The justices issued an order, without comment, declining a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by relator Robert Purcell, who had asked the high court to review a D.C. Circuit decision that had overturned a $22.5 million FCA judgment...
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