Quantcast
Home / Practice Areas / Business and Civil Practice / ‘First-filed’ False Claims suit not subject to tougher standard

‘First-filed’ False Claims suit not subject to tougher standard

A “first-filed” qui tam complaint was sufficient to bar a later-filed complaint regarding the same matter, even though the earlier filing may have failed to satisfy the heightened pleading standard for fraud under the federal rules, the D.C. Circuit has decided in affirming a dismissal.