On May 1, WLF urged the Supreme Court to review—and ultimately to overturn—a Ninth Circuit decision that would allow opportunistic qui tam bounty hunters to evade the False Claims Act’s public-disclosure bar. In its amicus brief urging review, WLF explains that the Ninth Circuit’s holding flouts the FCA’s text and purpose, splits sharply from other circuits on two vital questions of law, and cries out for Supreme Court review. WLF’s brief encourages the Court to rigorously enforce the balance of incentives Congress struck in the FCA and details how the court’s departure from settled law invites disastrous, unintended consequences.

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WLF amicus brief