Post-Escobar Guardrails and Policy-Setting Relators

Overview


Rebecca Martin wrote this bylined article on the Fifth Circuit’s ruling in U.S. ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Industries, a False Claims Act case where the court “handed a resounding defeat to the relator” by overturning a jury verdict. The Court “gave a hard pushback to relators who pursue cases in the name, but against the wishes, of the government,” Ms. Martin wrote, adding that this “coincides nicely” with a US Justice Department effort to dismiss declined False Claims Act cases.