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Graham County Water District v. United States

Docket No.: 04-169
Certiorari Granted: Jan 7 2005
Argued: April 20, 2005
Decided: June 20, 2005

Topics:

Judicial Power, 9 U.S.C. 1, ERISA, False Claims Act, Natural Resources, res judicata, retaliation

PartyNames: Graham County Soil & Water Conservation District, et al. v. United States, ex rel. Karen T. Wilson
Petitioner: Graham County Soil & Water Conservation District, et al.
Respondent: United States, ex rel. Karen T. Wilson

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Citation: 367 F3d 245
Supreme Court Docket

Graham County Soil & Water Conservation District, et al.
v.
United States, ex rel. Karen T. Wilson
545 U.S. 409 (2005)
Question Presented:

Whether the six year limitation period set out in 31 U.S.C. ยง 3731(b) should be applied to retaliatory discharge actions under the False Claims Act or whether courts should apply the most slosely analogous state limitation period.

Question:

Does the six-year statute of limitations in the False Claims Act apply to suits brought by individuals who were retaliated against by their employers for assisting an investigation of false or fraudulent claims?

Graham County Water District v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 20, 2005

Holding: reversed and remanded
Vote: 7-2
Opinion By:

Graham County Water District v. United States
Case Documents

1Slip Opinion in Graham County Water District v. United States
2Opinion in Graham County Water District v. United States
Additional documents for this case are pending review.