July 14, 2022
Following the U.S. Supreme Court granting certiorari review of the involuntary dismissal of a relator’s whistleblower action, where the government had initially declined to intervene, but years later dismissed the action, Christina Lehm, Florida-based partner at Nelson Mullins, had an article published in Law360 discussing the case of Polansky v. Executive Health Resources, Inc., where the court will attempt to answer the question of whether the government retains the authority to dismiss and what standard they must meet.
“The case presents two questions: whether the government has authority to dismiss a FCA suit after initially declining to proceed with the action, and if the government has that authority, what standard applies to review the decision to dismiss,” she wrote.
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