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Graham County Soil and Water Conservation District v. United States

Docket No.: 08-304
Certiorari Granted: Jun 22 2009
Argued: November 30, 2009
Decided: March 30, 2010

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

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Graham County Soil and Water Conservation District, et al.
v.
United States, ex rel. Karen T. Wilson
Question Presented:

Whether an audit and investigation performed by a State or its political subdivision constitutes an "administrative ... report ... audit, or investigation" within the meaning of the public disclosure jurisdictional bar of the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. ยง 3730(e)(4)(A).

Question:

Does an audit performed by a state or its political subdivisions constitute an administrative report within the meaning of the public disclosure jurisdictional bar of the False Claims Act?

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