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US v. SORGNARD, 03-4163

Dismissal of a qui tam action is affirmed where plaintiff is not a proper relator under the False Claims Act since his allegations were based on public disclosures and he does not qualify as an "original source."

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/28/2005
  • Published 01/28/2005


  • Before: RENDELL, FUENTES and SMITH, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Third Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Ian Stuart (Argued), Philadelphia, PA, for Appellants., Cheryl H. Picker, West Orange, NJ, William R. Keller, Latona and Keller, Wilkes-Barre, PA, for Appellant Stephen R. Paranich.

  • For Appellees:
  • Andrew J. Giorgione, Harrisburg, PA, Marianne C. Koepf, Stephen Kaus (Argued), Cooper, White & Cooper, LLP, San Francisco, CA, for Appellee.
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