An important new opinion issued today by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria Division) discusses the mandatory disclosure and seal requirements of the Federal False Claims Act. The opinion can be found on Westlaw as United States ex rel. Ubl v. IIF Data Solutions, et al., 2009 WL 1254704 (E.D.Va.) or by clicking I posted on the topic of whether the provisions of Va. Code 8.01-216.5 apply to the Virginia Attorney General’s Office. In other words, would the OAG need to file a self-initiated VFATA complaint under seal. Judge O’Grady’s opinion provides further support for my position.
The specific issue in the May 5 opinion is an amended complaint filed by the relator, and defendants’ motion to dismiss on the grounds that relator did not comply with the seal requirements of the statute.
Important New Opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Addresses the Seal Requirements of the Federal False Claims Act
By Zachary Kitts on May 5, 2009 in False Claims Act Practice in Virginia, Qui Tam practice in Virginia, Virginia Whistleblowers
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