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Supreme Court Unlikely to Adopt Automatic-Dismissal Rule for Violations of False Claims Act’s Seal Requirement

On November 1, 2016, the Supreme Court heard argument in State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. United States ex rel. Rigsby, a False Claims Act case in which the defendant sought dismissal of a qui tam action after the whistleblower violated the FCA’s seal requirement, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(2), and publicly disclosed the complaint. See the oral-argument transcript here.  

Yet Another Challenge to the Affordable Care Act: House of Representatives’ Constitutional Claim Allowed to Proceed

After already surviving two challenges that resulted in U.S. Supreme Court decisions that essentially preserved the law (National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius and King v. Burwell), the Affordable Care Act will face additional judicial scrutiny as a federal district court has denied the administration’s motion to dismiss the case brought by the House last year.  (United States House of Representatives v.

Subsidies Survive! Supreme Court Upholds ACA Tax Credits in King v. Burwell

In the long awaited decision in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court ruled this morning in a 6-to-3 decision that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) permits tax credits for individuals who purchase their health insurance through a Federal health insurance marketplace (Federal Exchange), not just for individuals who purchase through State-operated marketplaces.