Mealey's Litigation Procedure - 8th Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Relator's False Claims Act Claims Against Utility

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - 8th Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Relator's False Claims Act Claims Against Utility

ST. LOUIS - An Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on June 27 held that the public disclosure of "substantially the same claims" brought by a relator against a power company precluded his False Claims Act (FCA) claims, affirming a lower court's dismissal of those claims and finding no abuse of discretion in the trial court's discovery rulings (United States ex. rel. James Kraxberger v. Kansas City Power and Light Co., No. 13-2759, 8th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12224).

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