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Government’s dismissal of qui tam cases – 9th Circuit opinion analyzed

A recent federal appeals court decision is important for what it says about the government’s authority under the False Claim Act to dismiss qui tam whistleblower cases, which are brought in the government’s name, says Phillips & Cohen partner Claire Sylvia in an analysis for the Daily Journal.

In the article, “Ruling cools overheated debate about dismissing FCA cases,” Ms. Sylvia examines the recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ opinion in US ex rel. Thrower v. Academy Mortgage Corp., which makes important observations about the nature of qui tam cases and the government’s dismissal authority.

Ms. Sylvia analyses the Ninth Circuit opinion and other appellate court rulings that discuss the government’s dismissal authority in qui tam cases in an article for The Government Contractor.

Read the entire article, “Ruling cools overheated debate about dismissing FCA cases,” on Daily Journal’s website. (Subscription required.) 

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