Unanimous Supreme Court Decision Upholds False Claims Act in Supervalu

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Recently, the Supreme Court was unanimous in its decision in Supervalu, upholding the knowledge standard in the False Claims Act. Essentially, the False Claims Act requires proof of what the defendants actually knew and thought, not what a hypothetical reasonable person would have known or thought. The Court said that the False Claims Act’s knowledge requirement depends on the defendants’ own state of mind and not on an objective standard. To learn more about the decision, simply click here.


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