Supreme Court in Carter Decision Narrows Scope of Whistleblower First-To-File Bar
By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team
Under the False Claims Act's so-called first-to-file rule, a whistleblower may not bring a qui tam
action "based on the facts underlying [a] pending action." There has always been some uncertainty as to how far this whistleblower bar extends -- whether it applies only when the related claims of the "pending" action remain live, or whether it blocks those claims in...