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US ex rel. Carter v. Halliburton Co., 12-1011

District court's dismissal of plaintiff's qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act (FCA) alleging fraudulent billing of the United States for services provided to the military forces serving in Iraq, is reversed and remanded, where: 1) the district court had subject matter jurisdiction; 2) the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (WSLA) applies to this action because the United States was at war when the acts at issue occurred; 3) the WSLA applies to civil claims; 4) plaintiff's action is not time-barred; and 5) the first-to-file bar does not preclude plaintiff from filing an action.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/18/2013
  • Published 03/18/2013




  • United States Fourth Circuit


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