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Just When You Thought It Was Over: Eleventh Circuit Deepens Disagreement on FCA's Tolling Provision


In U.S. ex rel. Hunt v. Cochise Consultancy Inc., the Eleventh Circuit held that a relator in a non-intervened qui tam action may rely on the FCA’s tolling provision in 31 U.SC. § 3731(b)(2), which expands the 6-year statute of limitations to allow suits to be brought within 3 years of the date that the relevant government official learns of the alleged violation. In so holding, the court disagreed with already divergent views from the Fourth, Tenth, and Ninth Circuits, increasing the depth of the circuit split on this issue. C&M attorneys discuss the Eleventh Circuit’s decision and its potential impact in a recent post for Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Legal Forum.

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