Under the FCA, a case must be filed within six years of a violation or three years from the date when the facts are known or should have been known, and overall within 10 years of the alleged violation, according to Bloomberg Law. The high court’s ruling means that whistleblowers enjoy the same window to bring a lawsuit as the government.
“The court affirmed that whistleblowers pursuing cases without government intervention are fulfilling a function on par with cases the government brings or joins,” David Chizewer, of Chicago’s Goldberg Kohn, told the news service.
The ruling also restarts a suit brought by whistleblower Billy Joe Hunt against defense contractors Parsons Corp. and Cochise Consultancy, for allegedly defrauding the government under a $60 million munitions-clearing contract in Iraq, according to the wire report.
At DeviceTalks Boston, Tyler Shultz will give attendees an inside look at Theranos and how he was able to sound the alarm after he realized the company was falling apart. Shultz will take attendees behind the story that everyone is talking about: the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her diagnostic company, Theranos.
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