Sixth Circuit Hears Oral Argument in FCA Appeal

October 31, 2017
Inside the FCA Blog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently heard oral argument in connection with a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee that primarily raised two False Claims Act (FCA) questions:

  • Did the relator’s amended complaint satisfy the FCA’s first-to-file rule?
  • Did the amended complaint adequately plead fraud under Rule 9(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure? U.S. ex rel. Armes v. Garman, 2016 WL 3562062 (E.D. Tenn. June 24, 2016).

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