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Cook County v. United States ex rel. Chandler

Docket No.: 01-1572
Certiorari Granted: Jun 28 2002
Argued: January 14, 2003
Decided: March 10, 2003

Topics:

Federal False Claims, Economic Activity, Governmental Liability, EPA, ERISA, False Claims Act, Medicaid, Medicare, Natural Resources, Sherman Act, antitrust, preemption, retaliation

PartyNames: Cook County, Illinois v. United States ex rel. Janet Chandler
Petitioner: Cook County, Illinois
Respondent: United States ex rel. Janet Chandler

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Citation: CA 7, 277 F.3d 969. QUESTION PRESENTED Whether local governmental entities are subject to qui tam actions under the FalseClaims Act. 3l U.S.C. ยง 3729.
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Cook County, Illinois
v.
United States ex rel. Janet Chandler
538 U.S. 119 (2003)
Question:

Are local governments "persons" subject to qui tam actions under the False Claims Act?

Cook County v. United States ex rel. Chandler
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 14, 2003

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for United States ex rel. Chandler, 0 vote(s) against
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