On December 6, 2016, a unanimous United States Supreme Court issued State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. United States, No. 15-513. It held that violation of court seal requirement by plaintiff relator in a case under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) does not mandate dismissal of the lawsuit, and that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by denying State Farm’s motion to dismiss; affirming the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Waterman’s law firm represents “whistleblowers” in FCA cases against healthcare providers and other wrongdoers, whereby such informants are compensated substantially for exposing fraud by such government contractors. Are you aware of systemic employer fraud against the federal government, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and/or other false billing practices?!