Supreme Court Holds FOIA Response Falls Within FCA Public Disclosure Bar
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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