On May 10, 2024, WLF filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to hear an important case about the False Claims Act’s scope. Splitting from the Fifth Circuit, the Seventh Circuit held that the involvement of federal funds is not an element of an FCA cause of action. WLF’s brief explains why the Seventh Circuit’s decision has broad implications beyond the federal E-rate program. It also will affect other telecommunications programs, including those that provide services for hearing-impaired, low-income, and rural citizens. WLF’s brief also explains how the FCA’s history shows that it is aimed at protecting the federal fisc while discouraging parasitic suits.

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WLF amicus brief