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Fourth Circuit’s partial reversal highlights the role of pleading standards

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam
Today the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals partially reversed the dismissal of a whistleblower’s lawsuit under the False Claims Act.  In U.S. ex rel. Elms v. Accenture, LLP, No. 07-1361 (July 22, 2009), the court let stand the dismissal of the qui tam fraud claim, but reversed the dismissal of Elm’s retaliation claim. The key difference was in the pleading… Continue Reading