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Hughes Aircraft Co. v. United States ex rel. Schumer

Docket No.: 95-1340
Argued: February 25, 1997
Decided: June 16, 1997

Topics:

Federal False Claims, Economic Activity, Nongovernmental Liability, Civil Rights Act, False Claims Act, Title VII

PartyNames: HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES, ex rel. William J. SCHUMER.
Petitioner: Hughes Aircraft Co.
Respondent: United States ex rel. Schumer

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 63 F.3d 1512
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Hughes Aircraft Co.
v.
United States ex rel. Schumer
520 U.S. 939 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 1871138 L.Ed.2d 135 (520 U.S.
Question:

Does the False Claims Act, as amended in 1986, apply retroactively to qui tam suits regarding allegedly false claims submitted to the government submitted prior to is enactment?

Hughes Aircraft Co. v. United States ex rel. Schumer
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 25, 1997

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Hughes Aircraft Co., 0 vote(s) against
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