High Court May Rein in Whistleblower Litigation

Two decades after James Stone first filed a whistleblower suit against his former employer, Rockwell International, alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA), the Supreme Court will consider his case, confronting an issue that will decide the fate of hundreds of pending FCA suits.

The court will hear arguments Dec. 5 on Rockwell's appeal of a 10th Circuit decision in United States ex rel. Stone v. Rockwell International Corp. At issue is the meaning of the "original source" provisions of the FCA, which has resulted in conflicting opinions in the circuits.

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