Taxpayers Against Fraud Blog Congratulates Stone & Magnanini for Supreme Court Win in False Claims Act Case Ruling Whistleblower’s Suit Not Barred by FCA’s “First-to-File” and “Pending” Language

The Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF) Education Fund Blog congratulates Stone & Magnanini for its win in the Supreme Court for whistleblower Benjamin Carter in Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. et al. v. U.S. ex rel. Carter. The Court ruled that Mr. Carter’s suit was not barred by the False Claims Act’s “first-to-file” and “pending” language and could proceed once related “pending” suits were dismissed.

Patrick Burns, Co-Executive Director of the TAF Education Fund, observed that “Taken as a whole, KBR vs. Carter is a major blow to cheating companies…. [A] unanimous Supreme Court opinion on the ‘pending’ and first-to-file language clarifies and strengthens the law. This is a big — and lasting — win for whistleblowers and the American people."

Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of the whistleblower in this case.

“A Win for All Whistleblowers!”, TAF Education Fund Blog (May 28, 2015)