A recently leaked internal memorandum (“Memorandum”) suggests the end is near for the Department of Justice (DOJ) practice of sitting idly by while relators use meritless qui tam actions to shake down companies unwilling to risk their reputations to fight False Claims Act (FCA) allegations. While the FCA has long explicitly authorized DOJ to seek dismissal of any qui tam action – notwithstanding the objections of the relator who initiates the suit – so long as the relator is notified of the dismissal request and afforded a hearing, DOJ now appears ready to actually exercise its rights. 31 U.S.C. § 3730(c)(2)(A) (“The Government may dismiss the action notwithstanding the objections of the person initiating the action if the person has been notified by the Government of the filing of the motion and the court has provided the person with an opportunity for a hearing on the motion.”). The Memorandum provides rare insights into the current administration’s view of FCA enforcement, the factors DOJ is to consider when contemplating dismissal, and DOJ’s litigation strategy.