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SCHINDLER ELEVATOR CORP. v. UNITED STATES, EX REL. KIRK

Docket No.: 10-188
Certiorari Granted: 09/28/10
Argued: March 1, 2011
Decided: 05/16/11

Topics:

Civil Procedure, FOIA, False Claims Act, First Amendment, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, antitrust

PartyNames: Schindler Elevator Corporation v. United States, ex rel. Daniel Kirk
Petitioner: Schindler Elevator Corporation
Respondent: United States, ex rel. Daniel Kirk

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Citation: 601 F.3d 94

Schindler Elevator Corporation
v.
United States, ex rel. Daniel Kirk
Question Presented:

Whether a federal agency's response to a Freedom of Information Act request is a "report ... or investigation" within the meaning of the False Claims Act public disclosure bar, 31 U.S.C. ยง 3730(e)(4).

Question:

May a whistleblower use information obtained through FOIA to allege violations of the federal False Claims Act by a government contractor?

Note:

JUSTICE KAGAN TOOK NO PART

SCHINDLER ELEVATOR CORP. v. UNITED STATES, EX REL. KIRK
ORAL ARGUMENT

03/01/11

Listen to Oral Argument in SCHINDLER ELEVATOR CORP. v. UNITED STATES, EX REL. KIRK
Holding: reversed and remanded
Vote: 5-3
Recused: J.,
Opinion By:

SCHINDLER ELEVATOR CORP. v. UNITED STATES, EX REL. KIRK
Case Documents

1Opinion in SCHINDLER ELEVATOR CORP. v. UNITED STATES, EX REL. KIRK
2SCHINDLER ELEVATOR CORP. v. UNITED STATES, EX REL. KIRK Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
3SCHINDLER ELEVATOR CORP. v. UNITED STATES, EX REL. KIRK Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
4SCHINDLER ELEVATOR CORP. v. UNITED STATES, EX REL. KIRK Oral Argument Audio
5SCHINDLER ELEVATOR CORP. v. UNITED STATES, EX REL. KIRK Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
6SCHINDLER ELEVATOR CORP. v. UNITED STATES, EX REL. KIRK Oral Argument Audio (March 1, 2011)
Additional documents for this case are pending review.