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United States Third Circuit

Schumann v. Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals, 13-1489

In this proceeding brought by plaintiff-relator under the False Claims Act (FCA) and corresponding state laws, dismissal with prejudice is affirmed, where: 1) a relator’s knowledge gained through the application of expertise to information publicly disclosed under 31 U.S.C. section 3730(e)(4)(A) is not independent; 2) plaintiff fails to aver facts indicating that he has direct and independent knowledge of any false or fraudulent claim submitted or caused to be submitted by defendants AZ or BMS; and 3) plaintiff is therefore not an original source of the information underlying his FCA claims against defendants AZ or BMS.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/20/2014
  • Published 10/20/2014


  • Roth


  • United States Third Circuit


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