Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Can a Relator Amend or Supplement Her Complaint
December 29, 2015 – Filing a complaint expeditiously for a whistleblower and her lawyer is a top priority for experienced qui tam attorneys. As we previously discussed in the article titled, Reporting Fraud by Filing a Qui Tam Case, timeliness is of the essence to meet the first to file rule. And if the whistleblower’s case has jurisdictional defects, it has to be dismissed and completely filed anew in the proper court. This process puts the whistleblower at risk of losing claims to her case. However, recent events have coalesced to dissolve the jurisdictional hurdle to a relator's action.