State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. v. United States ex rel. Rigsby

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-513 5th Cir. Nov 1, 2016
Tr.Aud.
Dec 6, 2016 8-0 Kennedy OT 2016

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the respondents in this case.

Holding: A seal violation does not mandate dismissal of a relator's complaint under the False Claims Act.

Judgment: Affirmed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on December 6, 2016.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 20 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 20, 2015)
Nov 20 2015Brief of respondents United States, ex rel. Cori Rigsby, et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 20 2015Brief amicus curiae of The American Tort Reform Association filed.
Nov 20 2015Brief amicus curiae of The Academy Advisors filed.
Nov 20 2015Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, and Allied Educational Foundation filed.
Nov 20 2015Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
Nov 20 2015Brief amicus curiae of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Nov 30 2015Reply of petitioner State Farm Fire and Casualty Company filed.
Dec 02 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
Jan 11 2016The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Apr 15 2016Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Apr 25 2016Supplemental brief of petitioner State Farm Fire and Casualty Company filed.
May 03 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 19, 2016.
May 23 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 26, 2016.
May 31 2016Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Jun 17 2016The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 29, 2016.
Jun 17 2016The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 12, 2016.
Jul 22 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.
Jul 29 2016Joint appendix filed. (3 volumes).
Jul 29 2016Brief of petitioner State Farm Fire and Casualty Company filed.
Jul 29 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Aug 05 2016Brief amici curiae of The American Tort Reform Association, et al. filed.
Aug 05 2016Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
Aug 05 2016Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, and Allied Educational Foundation filed.
Aug 05 2016Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Aug 05 2016Brief amicus curiae of Coalition for Government Procurement filed.
Aug 05 2016Brief amicus curiae of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar filed.
Sep 02 2016SET FOR ARGUMENT On Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Sep 09 2016Record has been requested from the U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.
Sep 12 2016Brief of respondents United States, ex rel. Cori Rigsby, et al. filed.
Sep 19 2016Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Sep 19 2016Brief amicus curiae of National Whistleblower Center filed.
Sep 19 2016Received from the U.S.D.C. Southern Dist. of Mississippi. (7 Boxes) a portion of the record is SEALED.
Sep 19 2016Brief amicus curiae of Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund filed.
Sep 19 2016Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Sep 28 2016CIRCULATED
Oct 11 2016Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Oct 12 2016Reply of petitioner State Farm Fire and Casualty Company filed. (Distributed)
Nov 01 2016Argued. For petitioner: Kathleen M. Sullivan, New York, N. Y. For respondents: Tejinder Singh, Bethesda, Md.; and John F. Bash, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Dec 06 2016Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jan 09 2017JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Aug 07 2017Record from the U.S.D.C. Southern District of Mississippi has been returned.
 
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