The U.S. Supreme Court recently made plain that whistleblowers' allegations will be scrutinized more closely. In a unanimous decision, it reversed an appellate court decision that threatened to broaden liability under the False Claims Act. The Supreme Court held, in Allison Engine Co. v. United States ex rel. Sanders, that False Claims Act liability does not arise simply because government money is involved. Rather, there must be a direct link between the false statement and the federal government’s decision to pay or approve the false claim. Click here to view the court opinion.

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