David Chizewer, a principal in the firm's Litigation Group, was quoted recently in Law360's article "Attys React to High Court FCA Statue of Limitations Ruling." The article interviews several attorneys regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in Cochise Consultancy Inc. et al. v. U.S. ex rel. Hunt that the statute of limitations in False Claims Act cases applies whether or not the government is directly involved in the litigation, extending the maximum time to file FCA claims from six to 10 years.
David Chizewer, Goldberg Kohn: "The entire purpose of the whistleblower provisions in the FCA is to allow a whistleblower, who has special knowledge of a fraud against the government, to vindicate the government's rights. Limiting the time by which a whistleblower must bring a case to something more restrictive than the government is allowed would have made no sense. It is not surprising that the Court affirmed the 11th Circuit decision."
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