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Graham County Soil & Water Conservation District v. United States ex rel. Wilson

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-304 4th Cir. Nov 30, 2009
Tr.
Mar 30, 2010 7-2 Stevens OT 2009

Holding: The False Claims Act allows private citizens who discover that someone is defrauding the federal government to file suit against the perpetrator (on behalf of the government) and receive a portion of the recovery. In this case, the Court ruled that the law does not apply if the fraud has already been discovered and made public by a government agency report or audit.

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