Issue: Whether Rule 9(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requires that a complaint under the
False Claims Act “allege with particularity that specific
false claims actually were presented to the government
for payment,” as required by the Fourth, Sixth, Eighth,
and Eleventh Circuits, or whether it is instead sufficient
to allege the “particular details of” the “scheme to submit
false claims” together with sufficient indicia that false
claims were submitted, as held by the First, Fifth, Seventh,
and Ninth Circuits.
Wondering how it went; what to learn from looking back; the importance of moot courts; and why the regular presence of cameras at oral argument is a bad idea. “Just the way they say, ‘Battle plans never survive contact with the enemy,’ oral argument plans never survive contact with the Court.” In this six-part interview, Eric Schnapper […]
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