Damages Could Pile Up If High Court Affirms False Claims Ruling

Arent Fox attorneys D. Jacques Smith, Randall Brater, and Michael Dearington spoke with Bloomberg Law about an upcoming US Supreme Court case and its potential ramifications for False Claims Act cases.

The article weighs the likelihood that the Supreme Court will affirm the Eleventh Circuits ruling in Cochise Consultancy Inc. v. United States ex rel. Hunt, which applied a statute of limitations standard granting plaintiffs more time to file cases regardless of whether the government intervenes. If the Supreme Court upholds the ruling, a decision that Smith, Randall, and Dearington state most closely adheres to the plain meaning of the text, future false claims cases could prove troublesome for government contractors by requiring them to pay increased damage awards piled up over longer periods.

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