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In Law360, Ropes & Gray Attorneys Discuss Impact of D.C. Circuit Court Opinion on FCA First-to-File Rule


Time to Read: 1 minutes Practices: Anti-Corruption / International Risk, Business & Commercial Litigation, Litigation, False Claims Act, Government Enforcement / White Collar Criminal Defense

In a May 7 article published by Law360, Ropes & Gray attorneys discuss the impact of a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C. Circuit involving the “first-to-file” provision of the federal False Claims Act, which held in United States ex rel. Shea v. Cellco Partnership (D.C. Cir. No. 12-7133, April 11, 2014) that the first-to-file rule bars individuals from bringing subsequently filed, related FCA complaints even after the first-filed action has been dismissed. The article was written by government enforcement partner Kirsten Mayer (Boston).

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