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.

United States ex rel. Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. v. U.S. Bank, N.A.

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-130 6th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether, under the public disclosure bar of the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(e)(4)(A), which prohibits qui tam actions when “substantially the same allegations or transactions” have been publicly disclosed, unless the qui tam plaintiff is an original source of the information, a qui tam action may proceed where it is based on specific allegations of fraud that were not the subject of prior public disclosures and that add substantial material information to the public disclosures, and when the publicly disclosed allegations “encompass” the qui tam allegations only if both sets of allegations are characterized at a very high level of generality.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 25 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 26, 2016)
Aug 23 2016Brief of respondent U.S. Bank, N.A. in opposition filed.
Aug 26 2016Brief amicus curiae of Better Markets, Inc. filed.
Sep 6 2016Reply of petitioner U.S., ex rel. Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. filed.
Sep 7 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.
Oct 3 2016The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
 
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