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LARAWAY v. SUTRO & CO. INC., B147505

Good cause for dismissal of a qui tam action filed on behalf of a political subdivision under the False Claims Act exists where the dismissal is rationally related to a legitimate governmental purpose, and not arbitrary, capricious, made in bad faith, based on improper or illegal motives, founded on an inadequate investigation, or pretextual.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/19/2002
  • Published 02/19/2002


  • GRIGNON, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Kevin T. Snider, Escondido, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Keesal, Young & Logan and Michael M. Gless, Long Beach, for Defendant and Respondent Sutro & Company Incorporated., Law Offices of Jeff C. Marderosian and Jeff C. Marderosian for Defendants and Respondents William Deeb, Vera Vignes and Steve Cary, and for Intervener and Respondent Pasadena Unified School District.
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