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Supreme Court Holds FOIA Response Falls Within FCA Public Disclosure Bar

Sep.13.2011

Mark Troy and Mana Lombardo of C&M have analyzed the Supreme Court’s decision in Schindler Elevator Corp. v. U.S. ex rel. Kirk holding that a federal agency’s FOIA response is a “report” within the meaning of the public disclosure bar in the False Claims Act. Their article, published by BNA in Federal Contracts Report, provides background on the role of the public disclosure bar under the FCA, dissects the Schindler case, reviews other precedents, forecasts the future of the public disclosure bar, and discusses the practical effect of Schindler for contractors.

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Mark R. Troy
Partner – Los Angeles
Phone: +1 213.443.5576
Email: mtroy@crowell.com
Mana Elihu Lombardo
Counsel – Los Angeles
Phone: +1 213.443.5563
Email: melombardo@crowell.com