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FCA’s First-To-File Rule Applies to Pending Appeal (access required)

In this False Claims Act suit, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says the first-to-file bar prohibits later-filed FCA actions while a related case awaits a decision on a grant of certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court; the court grants defendant Halliburton’s motion to dismiss in this first-impression case. Relator alleges defendant contractors falsely billed the government ...