John T. Boese speaks with <em>National Law Journal</em> about a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court limiting whistleblower suits

John T. Boese speaks with National Law Journal about a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court limiting whistleblower suits

Washington, DC of counsel John T. Boese is quoted in an article about a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to limit whistleblower suits under the federal False Claims Act. The decision was in relation to the matter of Graham County Soil and Water Conservation District v. United States ex rel. Wilson. In a vote of 7-2, the court ruled that qui tam lawsuits under the U.S. False Claims Act cannot move forward if the information used in the lawsuits was previously publicly disclosed in state or local documents. Mr. Boese commented, "To say that a qui tam relator can take what's in the public state agency report, file a claim and get 30 percent of what the government recovers doesn't make sense from a public policy perspective." Mr. Boese filed a brief in support of Graham County on behalf of the Washington Legal Foundation.

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