|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-130||6th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2016|
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. CVSG: 4/14/2017.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 25 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 26, 2016)|
|Aug 23 2016||Brief of respondent U.S. Bank, N.A. in opposition filed.|
|Aug 26 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Better Markets, Inc. filed.|
|Sep 6 2016||Reply of petitioner U.S., ex rel. Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. filed.|
|Sep 7 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.|
|Oct 3 2016||The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|Apr 14 2017||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|May 1 2017||Supplemental brief of petitioner U.S., ex rel. Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. filed.|
|May 2 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 18, 2017.|
|May 22 2017||Petition DENIED.|
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