Bradley attorney Aron Beezley was quoted in Law360 on pending cases that government contractors should be closely watching. Later this year the Supreme Court is set to decide whether breaking the seal on an FCA case should result in an automatic dismissal, hopefully bringing important clarity to the dismissal standard.
“If the court holds that violation of that rule is ultimately no big deal, then that could have the effect of encouraging plaintiffs to leak information to the press and use the press to extract settlements,” Beezley said. “If, on the other hand, the Supreme Court holds that violation of the 60-day rule should result in dismissal of the suit, for instance, then the plaintiffs bar would probably view that as being a pretty Draconian result.”
The complete article, “Gov’t Contracts Cases To Watch In The 2nd Half Of 2016,” appeared in Law360 on July 5, 2016. (login required)