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Civil False Claims Act: Supreme Court squarely rejects Justice Department’s use of Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act in civil FCA actions, but offers hope to relators with its first-to-file ruling
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2015

Today, in a blow to Justice Department efforts to expand False Claims Act ("FCA") enforcement to otherwise stale conduct, the Supreme Court ruled that


Supreme Court justices express skepticism at relator and government attempts to apply the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act to civil cases
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2015

At oral argument in Kellogg Brown & Root Servs., Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter, No. 12-1497 (U.S. argued Jan. 13, 2015) ("Carter"), several


Civil False Claims Act: U.S. Supreme Court requests Solicitor General input on cases involving the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act, the "First-to-File Bar,"" and pleading the "presentment" requirement
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2013

On the opening day of its new term, the Supreme Court invited the Solicitor General to weigh in on two cases involving three topics with enormous


Fourth Circuit applies the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act to the Civil False Claims Act
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2013

The False Claims Act's ("FCA") six-year statute of limitations took a body blow on March 18, 2013 when a split panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of


False Claims Act: district court rules that Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act suspends False Claims Act’s six-year statute of limitations
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2012

What if you woke up today and found out that everything you previously understood about the False Claims Act’s (“FCA”) statute of limitations had been a dream?


Extraordinarily long statute of limitations applies to SEC whistleblower retaliation actions
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2011

In prior FraudMail Alerts, we pointed out that the new SEC whistleblower program borrowed many elements from the False Claims Act (“FCA”).


Civil False Claims Act: here they go again, round III: financial reform bill contains more FCA amendments
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2010

It seems that Congress cannot let any opportunity to amend the False Claims Act go to waste, and this month's legislative frenzy brings with it yet another amendment to the FCA, the third amendment in a little over a year.