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Purdue Pharma L.P. v. United States ex rel. May

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1162 4th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: (1) Whether the False Claims Act’s pre-2010 “public-disclosure bar,” 31 U.S.C. § 3730(e)(4) (2009), prohibits claims that are “substantially similar” to prior public disclosures, or instead bars a claim only if the plaintiff’s knowledge “actually derives” from prior disclosures; (2) whether the False Claims Act’s “first-to-file” bar, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5), precludes a later-filed action that is based on the same facts as an earlier-filed action only so long as the earlier case is still pending; and (3) whether the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3287, suspends the limitations period for civil claims, such as a False Claims Act claim brought by a private party.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 25 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 24, 2014)
Apr 24 2014Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Washington Legal Foundation.
Apr 24 2014Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, et al.
Apr 29 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 15, 2014.
Jun 9 2014Supplemental brief of petitioners Purdue Pharma L.P., et al. filed.
Jun 10 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2014.
Jun 26 2014Response Requested . (Due July 28, 2014)
Jul 29 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 27, 2014.
Aug 27 2014Brief of respondents United States, ex rel. Steven May and Angela Radcliffe in opposition filed.
Sep 5 2014Reply of petitioners Purdue Pharma L.P., et al. filed.
Oct 8 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 31, 2014.
Term Snapshot