United States Supreme Court holds that breach of seal does not require dismissal of qui tam

Published on: December 6th, 2016


Today the United States Supreme Court unanimously decided that contrary to arguments made by government contractors and the United States Chamber of Commerce, a breach of the seal in a qui tam case does not require dismissal of the case.  The court in State Farm Fire and Casualty Company v. U.S. ex rel. Rigsby ruled that the decision about what should happen in case when the seal has been breached is up to the trial court to decide.   This is a win for whistleblowers.

Click here for the Court’s opinion.