Federalist Society Teleforum Conference Call
Lawrence S. Ebner
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court upheld the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in favor of the respondent. The respondent, Cori Rigsby, violated the seal requirement of the False Claims Act (FCA) by disclosing her complaint against State Farm, regarding allegedly fraudulent actions taken post-Katrina, before the defendant was served. State Farm argued that the case should have been immediately dismissed due to the procedural violation. The question at hand was whether a claim made under the FCA should be dismissed because the complaining party violated the seal requirement.
Mr. Lawrence Ebner, founder of Capital Appellate Advocacy, author of multiple pieces on the case, and Counsel of Record on the DRI Amicus Brief in support of the petitioner, will join us to discuss the decision and its implications for the future.
- Mr. Lawrence Ebner, Founder, Capital Appellate Advocacy
Call begins at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
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"Supreme Court’s FCA Seal Violation Opinion Lacks Needed Guidance" by Lawrence Ebner
"Justices Should Consider Harm To Qui Tam Defendants" by Lawrence Ebner
Brief of DRI–The Voice of the Defense Bar as Amicus Curiae In Support of the Petitioner
Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondents