U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

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First Circuit upholds government dismissal of False Claims Act qui tam suit

January 21, 2022

The court recognized the government’s broad authority to dismiss a qui tam suit, holding that a motion to dismiss should be granted unless the relator can show that the government exceeded constitutional limitations or perpetrated a fraud on the court.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging First Circuit to hold that government has unfettered discretion to dismiss a relator’s qui tam action under the False Claims Act

August 12, 2020

Click here to view the Chamber’s amicus brief. Jeffrey S. Bucholtz and Jeremy M. Bylund of King & Spalding LLP served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

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