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The Ninth Circuit Overrules Decades of Precedent To Make It Easier For Relators To Qualify As An “Original Source”

A relator bringing an action under the civil False Claims Act (FCA) is required to be an “original source” of the allegations.  31 U.S.C. § 3730(e)(4).  To qualify as an original source under the statute, the relator must (1) have “direct and independent knowledge” of the information giving rise to the claims and (2) “provide[] … Continue Reading
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