The Supreme Court of the United States issued a potentially significant False Claims Act ruling on June 9, 2008, addressing the reach of the False Claims Act. Allison Engine Co. v. United States ex rel. Sanders, No. 07-214, slip op. (US June 9, 2008). The complex decision touches on a number of issues, including materiality, intent and causation. To see the complete decision, please click here.
In addition, Congress is presently considering legislation that would amend various sections of the False Claims Act, including the sections the Supreme Court addressed in Allison Engine. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill earlier this year, and the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will be holding hearings on companion legislation.