Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Blackstone Medical, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Susan Hutcheson

Petition for certiorari denied on December 5, 2011
Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-269 N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011
 
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Issue: (1) Whether an allegation that a defendant has committed a statutory violation renders a claim submitted by an unrelated party “legally false” for purposes of the FCA, where no statute or regulation expressly conditions payment of the unrelated party’s claim on the defendant’s compliance; and (2) whether and when a private citizen is authorized to use a “legally false” theory under the False Claims Act as a generalized enforcement mechanism for statutes, regulations, contractual obligations, or other program requirements that are not otherwise privately enforceable.

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