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United States ex rel. Carter v. Halliburton Co.

Petition for certiorari denied on June 25, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1060 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

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Issues: (1) Whether, under the first-to-file bar of the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. ยง 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. CVSG: 05/22/2018.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 16 2017Application (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 2017Response to application from respondent Halliburton, Co., et al. filed.
Nov 21 2017Application (17A547) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until January 25, 2018.
Jan 25 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 28, 2018)
Jan 31 2018Brief of respondents Halliburton Co., et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 12 2018Reply of petitioner United States, ex rel. Benjamin Carter filed. (Distributed)
Feb 14 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/2/2018.
Mar 05 2018The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Apr 05 2018Letter of counsel for Benjamin Carter to Clerk filed.
May 22 2018Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 05 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.
Jun 25 2018Petition DENIED.