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Vermont Agency of Natural Resources v. United States ex rel. Stevens

Docket No.: 98-1828
Argued: November 29, 1999
Decided: May 22, 2000

Topics:

Article 3, Section 2, Paragraph 1: Case or Controversy Requirement, Economic Activity, Governmental Liability, Appointments Clause, Article I, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Code, EPA, Eleventh Amendment, Environmental Protection Agency, False Claims Act, Indians, Natural Resources, Sherman Act, antitrust, copyright, patent, sovereign immunity

Petitioner: Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Respondent: United States ex rel. Stevens

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT
Citation: 162 F.3d 195
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


529 U.S. 765 (2000)
Question:

May a private individual bring suit in federal court on behalf of the United States against a state or state agency under the False Claims Act?

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources v. United States ex rel. Stevens
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 29, 1999

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, 0 vote(s) against
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