Bloomberg Law
June 14, 2019, 8:56 AMUpdated: June 14, 2019, 2:30 PM

Fraud Law Circuit Splits Endure as Top Court Ruling Turns 3 (1)

Daniel Seiden
Daniel Seiden

Government contractors and whistleblowers have as many questions as answers three years after the U.S. Supreme Court outlined what it takes to raise, and defend, a case alleging fraud under the False Claims Act.

The court has had many opportunities to review other FCA suits to clarify the opaque language of Universal Health Servs., Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar, which it handed down on June 16, 2016. But it has declined all of them, including a half dozen petitions for review filed this year, the most recent denial of which came just last month.

The high court’s ...

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