Bradley attorney Jason Mehta was quoted in Law360 on a newly unveiled memo from the U.S. Department of Justice that discusses the circumstances in which the government should consider dismissing False Claims Act cases.
"In many ways, the DOJ’s new guidance reflects the reality of the exploding docket of qui tam lawsuits. The memorandum offers practical but longstanding suggestions for attorneys on when to dismiss whistleblower lawsuits. By issuing this guidance, the DOJ is not just affirming its core principles, but also sending a warning signal to potentially frivolous whistleblowers. In the end, time will tell the practical import of the guidance, but the message is clear: The real party in interest in these lawsuits is the U.S., and as such, the U.S. will move to dismiss cases that it perceives not to be in its best interest,” said Mehta.
The complete article, “Attys React To DOJ’s New Memo On FCA Dismissals,” appeared in Law360 on January 25, 2018.