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Issues: (1) Whether, under the first-to-file bar of the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5), later actions may proceed without refiling once all earlier action have been dismissed, or whether later actions must be dismissed and refiled; and (2) whether the first-to-file bar of the FCA is jurisdictional, and, if so, whether the bar applies only at the time of filing, or whether it may be lifted by amendment, supplement, or later events.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders|
|Nov 16 2017||Application (17A547) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 26, 2017 to January 25, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Nov 16 2017||Response to application from respondent Halliburton, Co., et al. filed.|
|Nov 21 2017||Application (17A547) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until January 25, 2018.|
|Jan 25 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 28, 2018)|
|Jan 31 2018||Brief of respondents Halliburton Co., et al. in opposition filed.|
|Feb 12 2018||Reply of petitioner United States, ex rel. Benjamin Carter filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 14 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/2/2018.|
|Mar 05 2018||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|