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Cochise Consultancy Inc. v. United States, ex rel. Hunt

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-315 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2018

Issue: Whether a relator in a False Claims Act qui tam action may rely on the statute of limitations in 31 U.S.C. § 3731(b)(2) in a suit in which the United States has declined to intervene and, if so, whether the relator constitutes an “official of the United States” for purposes of Section 3731(b)(2).

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 19 2018Application (17A1390) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 10, 2018 to September 8, 2018, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Jun 28 2018Application (17A1390) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until September 8, 2018.
Sep 07 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 11, 2018)
Oct 03 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Cochise Consultancy, Inc. and The Parsons Corporation.
Oct 04 2018Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, United States of America ex rel. Billy Joe Hunt.
Oct 11 2018Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Oct 11 2018Response to petition from respondent United States of America ex rel. Billy Joe Hunt filed.
Oct 23 2018Reply of petitioners Cochise Consultancy, Inc. and The Parsons Corporation filed.
Oct 24 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/9/2018.
Nov 13 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/16/2018.
Nov 16 2018Petition GRANTED.
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