Justices Take Dispute Over False Claim Act's Sealing Requirement

The U.S. Supreme Court, stepping into legal fallout from Hurricane Katrina, agreed on Tuesday to hear State Farm Fire & Casualty's appeal that it did not fraudulently shift certain damages claims to the federal government for payment. The case, State Farm Fire & Casualty v. United States, ex rel. Rigsby, involves the False Claims Act, a regular source of high court litigation in recent years.

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    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Supreme Court, stepping into legal fallout from Hurricane Katrina, agreed on Tuesday to hear State Farm Fire & Casualty's appeal that it did not fraudulently shift certain damages claims to the federal government for payment. The case, State Farm Fire & Casualty v. United States, ex rel. Rigsby, involves the False Claims Act, a regular source of high court litigation in recent years.

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    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Supreme Court, stepping into legal fallout from Hurricane Katrina, agreed on Tuesday to hear State Farm Fire & Casualty's appeal that it did not fraudulently shift certain damages claims to the federal government for payment. The case, State Farm Fire & Casualty v. United States, ex rel. Rigsby, involves the False Claims Act, a regular source of high court litigation in recent years.

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