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Supreme Court rejects whistleblower's attempt to use FOIA to forage for False Claims Act allegations
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • May 19 2011

On May 16, the Supreme Court resolved a circuit split making it clear that whistleblowers cannot file qui tam lawsuits after using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to mine federal agency records for evidence to support a "hunch" or suspicion of fraud.