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False Claims Act (FCA)

State Farm v. United States

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, held that dismissal of a suit under the False Claims Act (FCA) is not mandatory when a relator violates a seal requirement. The case involved insurance claims that resulted from the...

United States ex rel. Mateski v. Raytheon Co.

The Ninth Circuit held that the public disclosure bar of the False Claims Act did not bar an individual's qui tam lawsuit against his employer under the Act. The employer, an engineering company, entered into a contract with NOAA to...

United States v. Envirocare of Utah, Inc.

The Tenth Circuit reversed a lower court's dismissal of a False Claims Act action brought against a government contractor by one of its former employees alleging that the contractor falsely represented to the government that it had...

In re Natural Gas Royalties Qui Tam Litig.

The Tenth Circuit reversed a lower court decision dismissing a number of qui tam suits filed against natural gas pipeline companies and their affiliates for alleged underpayment of royalties in violation of the False Claims Act. The...

Marcy v. Rown Cos.

The Fifth Circuit dismissed an individual's lawsuit against an offshore drilling company on behalf of the United States under the False Claims Act. The individual alleged that the company, his former employer, ordered him to illegally...

McElmurray v. August-Richmond County

The Eleventh Circuit upheld the dismissal of dairy farmers' False Claims Act (FCA) against a Georgia county for misrepresenting its compliance with state and local environmental laws in order to obtain federal government loans for...

United States v. Rockwell Int'l Corp.

The court, on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, affirmed a lower court judgment in favor of the U.S. government but vacated judgment in favor of an individual who filed a qui tam action against a nuclear weapons plant for...

Rockwell Int'l Corp. v. United States

The Court reversed a Tenth Circuit ruling in favor of an engineer who filed a qui tam suit against his former employer—a nuclear weapons plant—under the False Claims Act (FCA). While working at the plant, the engineer predicted...

United States ex rel. Nguyen v. Cleveland, City of

A court dismisses an individual's qui tam action against various airports for certifying that their actions complied with various environmental laws in order to obtain funds from the Federal Aviation Administration. Specifically...

United States v. Praxair, Inc.

The Tenth Circuit upheld the dismissal of an individual's qui tam action under the False Claims Act (FCA) against a company for allegedly presenting false valuations of royalties owed for carbon dioxide production. Although the...