R&F Properties of Lake County, Inc. v. U.S. ex rel. Walker
- Case Date: 10/2/2006
- Project Name: Civil Justice Reform
On October 2, 2006, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to review and reverse a court of appeals decision that ruled that a company can be subject to substantial penalties under the False Claims Act, even though its billing practices were based on a reasonable interpretation of ambiguous agency regulations and contractual provisions. Unless the High Court reviews and reverses the decision, companies doing business with the federal government will be subject to unfair and ruinous civil suits by so-called private "relators" and their attorneys who stand to get a substantial "bounty" for bringing the suit, even though the government does not believe the case is worth its attention.
More Information and Downloads:
10/2/2006: Download the Brief
Litigation Update: Supreme Court Declines to Review Important False Claims Act Case