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FCA Filing Bar Applies Despite Dismissals (access required)

Although related False Claims Act suits against defendant Halliburton and other defense contractors were dismissed by two other federal courts and this particular relator’s FCA complaint had been amended, the “first-to-file” rule for bringing FCA action nevertheless required dismissal of this suit, the 4th Circuit says. Pending suits dismissed In June 2011, relator Benjamin Carter filed a qui tam ...